Katherine Desjardins  artist painting drawing installation
Billy Boy BBp28Billy BoyFlag girlPurple Flag GirlRally Untitled (#16)Untitled (#17)Rabbit RulesEvil Bunny"Wake Up, Mr. President!!"Yellow Fellow
2003untitledUntitled (Green)
2003UntitledUntitled (#15)Untitled (#14)Untitled (#20)In Praise of FollyIn Praise of Folly--detailUntitled (What to Do About Interruptions)Untitled (What to Do About Interruptions)-detailCaretakers
2004Caretakers-detail
2004Accumulation
2004Accumulation-detail
2004MarchingMarching-detail
The Billy Boy Paint Book
In 2002, I began to draw obsessively from this 1947 proto-cold-war-infused American coloring book, "The Billy Boy Paint Book".

I was learning a language (albeit a calligraphic one) and I began reconfiguring this language according to my own visual impulses.

CNN, the New York Times, commercial television, trips to K-Mart, post-9/11 mass hysteria--it all gradually made its way in to the work: "translated", so to speak, by means of this calligraphic language.

Leonardo, Hiroshige, Michelangelo, and Goya cheered me on.....
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