Hello Everyone,

I’m working with greater intensity and emotion. Here’s what I have to show.

Current Show

Reading the Rocks

December 2nd to 20th, 2019

Kansas Union Gallery

1301 Jayhawk Blvd

Lawrence, KS, USA

New Work: Erosion Project

Erosion is a creative force, producing new formations, and a revealing force, leading us into deep time.

In Progress: Rock Wall

Three Rock Wall pieces are in progress

Featured Work: Buried Love

Our ancestors loved each other and without this love we would not have been born…

Welcome to Bouteloua’s website!

Hello Art Friends,

A year or two ago, the huge size and inconceivably vast time scale of geological features began to attract me. To see erosion at work I traveled to Badlands National Park in western South Dakota, and camped in western Nebraska and western Kansas, among sediments from the vast inland sea which covered Kansas for 70 million years. Geology books helped me imagine those times, and I found poetry in them.

On the road and at home I worked with yarn, beads  and cloth to make art evocative of these ancient structures and unimaginably slow processes. As always, I was limited by my own skills and materials. Both planning and chance determined the outcome of Reading the Rocks.

Have I succeeded in evoking vast time and huge formations using materials and techniques associated with sweaters, socks and old ladies? You be the judge.

I’m happy to be working at SeedCo Studios in Lawrence, Kansas, US, at 9th and Delaware. Come and see us the last Friday of any month. If it must be virtual, find me on Facebook as Catherine C. Reed, or keep checking here.

Email me at reed.catherine@gmail.com. It would be great to hear from you and wonderful to meet in person!

Best wishes for all your projects,

Catherine aka Bouteloua

P.S. Reality has been good to me, but I’m leaving it behind. For a glimpse into a fantasy-based future project, check back soon!

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Site Credits

All work copyright Catherine C. Reed except as noted.

Photos by Sri Prabha, Priscilla Otani, Norm Westhoff, and Ann Dean.

Web site design by David Otto.