Kate’s ‘field’ geometric paintings are inspired by the irrigation circles of the Great Plains and the American Northwest. Impressive both in their scale and collectivity aerial photographs of them convey an image of order and precision. A vision of beautiful simplicity, they are a symbol of modern industrial agribusiness. These fields seen from above, cast an imposing mark upon the world. This made me stop to consider how they came to be and look into the impact they have on our planet.
During the pandemic her geometric paintings became looser and more abstracted, aligned with the expressive works she was making at the same time.