Kotara Studio | Abstract Art - Modern Art – Mixed Media Art
March 4, 2016
Canvas / Paper / Mylar / Braille / Installation
Work on paper inspired by Louisiana waterway
Ouiska Chitto
2004, pastel on paper, 42x30 inches
Ouiska Chitto or Whisky chitter is a spring-fed creek in Southwest Louisiana popular for canoeing and camping. The name was given by a native American tribe and later adopted by settlers, an anglicization of "Ouiska Chitto" ("Big Cane Creek"). The Choctaw words were uski for cane and chito for large. Known for its white sandy beaches and clear, tea colored water, it is one of Louisiana's most scenic waterways for canoeing. The image brings back fond memories of floating down the cool waterway in the heat of a southern summer.
Braille copper inspired by North Carolina waterway
The Water's Tone
2016, hammered Braille, patina on copper mounted to wood panel, 2'-9" x 13'-0." Collection of City Centre/Pulliam Properties & Spake Realty, Asheville, NC. (3 views)
The water’s tone depicts a patina river centered  in a valley between two mountain ranges. The composition is inspired by the French Broad River as a symbol of the passage of time and information. As a system of exchanging ideas, my Braille work explores the anthropologic quality of Braille, and considers metaphorical implications to human interaction. Transcribed from authors native to or associated with Western North Carolina, the Braille dots connect us to a language representing ideas, inspiration and understanding.
Kotara Studio | Abstract Art - Modern Art – Mixed Media Art
Abstract Art, Modern Art
Kenn Kotara
Asheville, NC
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