My constant refuge is nature. It's where I go to think, to process, to look deeply and be enveloped in the present moment. So when it became clear that the pandemic was here to stay for quite a while and I wasn't going to be able to go to my studio to make work, I doubled down on immersing myself in the landscape as a way to be with what was happening as well as the only place outside of my home I was actually allowed to go. This doesn't translate in a representational way into my work, but it is infused in the themes in my work of relationship and connection. Thinking about these themes through the act of painting is my way of making sense with the uncertainty of this time we are living in.
Kim Carlino is based in Easthampton, MA
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