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The Thought I Couldn’t Think


Ink, oil pastel, graphite, acrylic, pencil + chalk on Arches paper
130cm H x 108cm W  |  Framed size approx 148cm H x 125cm W
One-of-a-kind original
Framed  |  Float framed in a deep black matte frame with white spacer + Perspex

Katrina O’Brien’s striking works of ink, acrylic and graphite sway between painting and drawing. Indeed, Katrina sees her artwork as a kind of dance, and a way of delving onto her own and others’ inner psyche.

“I love with the way ink soaks in yet can also be washed back, allowing me to create many layers. Ink and paper are such a beautiful match,” explains Katrina. “What interests me is the unseen, what is underneath the surface. My works are an expression of a thought, an emotion, darkness and light, finding the beauty in chaos.”

Katrina’s drawings continue to the edge – like there is a story beyond the constraint of the paper. “My works are always escaping the edges. Like a seed, they grow. They flow into other works; they sail away in search of peace… or chaos. They run and hide; they stand tall and speak loudly where I cannot. They whisper my secrets, they echo my thoughts, they speak my life. Drawing, for me, is a dance with the paper.”


SKU: KO10 Category:
Framing + Shipping Information

This work will be framed to order in a choice of white, raw Tasmanian oak or black frame with Perspex. Other options available for additional cost. Delivery estimate is 2-3 weeks.

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