I describe my artwork as depicting a sense of Place and the energy in the world around us.I am fascinated by how we interact with our environment and create our own sense of Place. Using a combination of gestural and contour line, I translate elements of the natural world into a place of imagined passages.I use line to show how our eyes visually travel through space picking up edges of contours and traversing across surfaces where it transforms into an expression of energy and emotions by gesture, color and weight. Line for me becomes a metaphor for how we experience our internal spiritual world in a world of form. The Cyto-Illusions images uses multilayered abstractions from images including cells, shadows, scientific illustrations, and nature photography. The images are made from life, about life, showing a microscopic world that echoes patterns of the cosmos. The work is brightly colored and uses contour patterns of cells that flow together weaving art with science, and philosophy through the use of biomorphic abstraction. Kate received her MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University and a BFA in painting and a BA in art history at Indiana University. She has received many awards for her pastels and is featured in Exhibeo Art Magazine. Her work has been shown at Creative Tech week NY, The Lumen Prize global tour at The Auditorium on Broadway NY, Degas Society in New Orleans, New Haven Lawn Club, NEST in Bridgeport CT, Ridgefield Camera Works, Franklin Street Works in Stamford CT, BRAG at the University of Bridgeport Schelfhaudt Gallery, Bridgeport CT, Connecticut Hospice, Creative Arts in New Haven, Yale-Sterling Library, and Art Place in New Haven.