Dear Ms. Evans and Ms. Laird,
Thank you for taking a moment to look at some samples of my work. The below images are from a larger series titled "Skin". Thank you for your time and consideration!
Kate Pollard Hoffmann
As an artist, I am interested in change, growth, perception, and imagination. I am fascinated with decontextualization and reconstruction, and the process of art moving fluidly between known and unknown realities.
This series examines backlit skin of fruits and vegetables - common and exotic, fresh and rotting, colorful and muted. I carefully remove the skins to unveil intricate textures, blemishes, colors, and patterns that take on new identities once removed from their original shape.
Skin that turns into a mysterious cavern. Skin that becomes luxurious satin sheets on an elegant bed. Skin that reveals a luminous lightning storm in a dark night sky. Skin that transforms into an underworld pool of solid, liquid, gas and plasma. These organic abstractions invite the viewer into the realm of fantasy - an imagined landscape, a dynamic world that transcends literal boundaries and proposes new narratives.