Saturday, April 11

kelly mckernan

kelly mckernan’s most recent work involves both tea staining and the gelatin-silver process—possibly two of the most unpredictable mediums. this time-consuming process seems only suited for the patient, but the results are definitely worth the wait…someone else’s sunset and conquered credence are two of my favorites. you can find both prints and originals for sale here.

these colors (and close variations of them) have been making a home in my work over the last year. it began only with tea staining my surfaces, however the colors became just as symbolic as the elements in the painting, lending itself as subtle and delicate feminine strength. the colors began reflecting themselves in me, too, as i went through subtle shifts in my own skin as a young woman and growing artist finding my own voice.