Natural Forms for Public Art: Katrina Alexy
Katrina Alexy produces work that stands in a space between public art, and art for the gallery space – all while asking the viewer what exactly the difference is between public art and “private” art.
Katrina employs many different techniques in her work. On her website you can find examples of painting, collage, and sculpture. Much of Katrina’s work focuses on natural forms for public art – eggs, seeds, stone, and because of the outdoor placement of much of her work it also interacts with a natural environment, adding a layer of interest to the motifs.
Katrina has a lot of experience teaching art as well, and I particularly enjoy the pieces that she created for the doorways at Pilgrim School in Los Angeles, California. These works of art double as functional signage, and I love the tension between public and private that occurs in having them placed in a school.