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cathie bleck

                 

                 

           

           

     

Cleveland artist Cathie Bleck presents a new collection of emotionally charged paintings entitled, fragility. Bleck closely examines the delicate ebb and flow of life's circumstances juxtaposed with her affinity for detail and personal relationship with nature. Bleck presents twelve new illustrative works, carving thin clay into relief clay, then ink drawing, adapting to the surface weaves of Egyptian papyrus. These works were inspired by several trips to Egypt over the past five years, where Bleck created journals influenced by the anthropomorphic symbols of the ancient visual language. This ongoing series also includes large-scale scrolls (one included in this show), and miniature drawings on handmade papers.