Karey Kessler

I paint using the visual vocabulary of maps. Recently, the image of scaffolding has been recurring - reflecting the rapid development surrounding me in Seattle, the iconic image of a sky scraper as the symbol of capitolism, but also, the invisible scaffolding that holds up the universe.

My work also concerns the layers of geological history embedded in the land that I live on and the water that surrounds me. These layers can be read another way as well: the unstable terrain and geological traces can be read as metaphors for my emotions, fading memories, things unseen and beyond my understanding.