The “Industrial Evolution” series of paintings is Kathleen’s interpretation of paintings of the era of change the USA is undergoing in it’s technological and manufacturing industries. Inspiration and visual references abound. From Kathleen’s iron mining home on Lake Superior in Northern Michigan, and across the country, she has painted the colors and deep textures of the essence of this evolution.
International travel has deepened this interest in industrial change. While the US has a few hundred years of industrial history; countries in Asia, Europe and Central America reveal thousands of years of historical and technological layers. Kathleen is inspired to capture the contrasts of cultural as well as industrial change.
In her travels and paintings is the ever present raven, a creature of great adaptability, creativity and survival intelligence, the raven is figuring its next move in the evolution of industry and survival, as are we.