Photographs or paintings. ArtZone talks to Kate Wood
Photographs or paintings.
Interview published in Artzone, 3 April 2019
Kate Woods blurs the lines between photography and painting. Here she talks about moving between mediums, early inspirations, and her toddler's first encounter with paint.
What materials are integral in your work?
I make maquettes from cardboard, so a glue gun is essential! I work with water based paint, usually acrylic or gouache, and then a camera. I use ‘found’ photographs, prints or paintings which I rephotograph for the background or collage aspect of the final constructed photograph. The appropriated images are usually sourced from op-shops but good ones seem to be thin on the ground, and expensive now, so I’m exploring other avenues. A photograph I’m working on at the moment is using a scene from a really old (and quite badly painted) music box that I got from a garage sale when I was five. I also use Photoshop as one of my tools.