Welcome to Bouteloua’s website!

I’m still feeling the glow from last year’s Avalanche installation at the Lawrence Public Library, and I’m energized for the Erosion project by a trip out west. Here’s what I do: Using string and cloth, beads and paint I explore the beauty and complexity of nature, and the balance between pattern and randomness in the natural world. I make do with available materials and overdo simple techniques to form complicated patterns made of other complicated patterns. I work at the intersection of art, craft and science and on the border between reality and imagination

I’m happy to be working at SeedCo Studios here in Lawrence, Kansas, US, at 9th and Delaware Sts. Come by and see us the last Friday evening of any month. If it has to be virtual, find me on Facebook as Catherine C. Reed, or keep checking here. It would be great to hear from you and wonderful to meet in person!

Best wishes for all your projects,


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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.