part of a new series for the love of literature, "ka-tet" has been such a long time coming. based on one of my favorite literary journeys, "the dark tower series" written by stephen king, this piece is so personally and beautifully layered.
"ka-tet " was born out of the impossible loss of my mother, not due to covid but at the height of the covid pandemic. "ka-tet" unfolded beautifully in support of processing her rapidly declining health, especially when she was just a simple mile up the road, but still, a world away. the energy of this piece is strong and hard and loving and grateful and everlasting and gracious.
the tower is built from pages taken from my much loved, marked up and noted paper back copy of the "waste lands", book 3 of the series. the pages are stained with water color, graffitied in ink (by my 8 year old son) with favorite quotes from the literary masterpiece. the tower was then adhered and knotted to the canvas with faux leather holster straps. more favorite quotes are highlighted at different levels of the tower. the beloved and ever important rose is quilled using paper strips made from pages of the "waste lands", treated with oil pastel, then adhered and stitched to the canvas. the stem, a sanded stick, is also tied to the canvas.
series for the love of literature
oil, paper, pastel, faux leather, and wood
manufacturer gallery stretched canvas
inspired by steven king dark tower series