Kate Morgan: The Milk Jug Series

ARTIST STATEMENT

This selection of three images is comprised of digital image manipulations created from original paintings made with oil, acrylic, and gouache. The original process of creation involved imprinting several portions of the artist's anatomy (breasts, mons pubis and right hand) on canvas. Digital manipulation processes involved a combination of iPhone apps completed on iPhone7.

   Milk Jug R2   (Breast, Canvas, Back of Paintbrush Handle)   [Image Description: An abstract digital collage comprising of a blue center surrounded by red blending to orange and yellow, with black textures concentrated throughout]

Milk Jug R2 (Breast, Canvas, Back of Paintbrush Handle)

[Image Description: An abstract digital collage comprising of a blue center surrounded by red blending to orange and yellow, with black textures concentrated throughout]

   Prometheus Meets Pandora   (Chasing Steamboat Mickey):(Mons Pubis, Right Hand)   [Image Description: An abstract digital collage made of long streaks of bright blue interspersed with red mingled with black on a royal blue bordered background. Textured grey, blue and black space bookend the royal blue center.]

Prometheus Meets Pandora (Chasing Steamboat Mickey):(Mons Pubis, Right Hand)

[Image Description: An abstract digital collage made of long streaks of bright blue interspersed with red mingled with black on a royal blue bordered background. Textured grey, blue and black space bookend the royal blue center.]

The intention of the second painting of this series ("Prometheus meets Pandora") is to create a dual statement contextualizing the status of international copyright law/digital landscapes and the status of female bodies seen as property throughout history by the presentation of disembodied anatomy. The intention of the other two are to create a sense of "copyright claim" for an ideological locus of creation as presented by the "female" body. 

 Milk Jug L1 (Breast, Canvas, Back of Paintbrush Handle)   [Image Description: An abstract digital collage comprising of a blue center surrounded by red blending to orange and yellow, with black textures concentrated throughout]

Milk Jug L1 (Breast, Canvas, Back of Paintbrush Handle)

[Image Description: An abstract digital collage comprising of a blue center surrounded by red blending to orange and yellow, with black textures concentrated throughout]


Kate Morgan is a Critic, writer, and designer currently living in Dallas, Texas.