drawings by Catherine Willett
Catherine Willett is a Brooklyn-based artist, working primarily with ink on paper. From Buffalo, NY, she received her BFA from the University at Buffalo in 2011 with a minor in Art History, and also studied at the Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici in Florence, Italy, in 2009. Catherine explores the nuances of natural forms through her drawings. Repetitive line work is a meditative act for her, and she finds creative release through the investigation of intricate patterns, mineral formations, and flora and fauna, combined with personal reflection and thought sequences. Bits of the past come together to shape a lingering web of the human, animal, dreamlike, and real. Each piece is metaphorical, and is given life through the realization of natural elements paired with memories. These studies form a makeshift perception of nature, place, and the self. Her illustration work has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Buffalo Magazine, The Interior Project and Paste Magazine. See more of Catherine’s work on Instagram and at www.catherinewillett.com.