Kathryn Hempel creates art in a variety of disciplines. One of her current projects is to make, photograph, and share a new piece of art every day in 2022. Soon after starting this endeavor, she recognized the parallel between her daily art practice and the creation of motion picture dailies. The daily work she creates is used as source material to review, select, and sometimes edit together into installations, and messages, or used as stand-alone individual pieces. This process stems from years of film editing and filmmaking. In some cases, the work, and the daily chronological social posting or exhibition of this work, is her first draft, or rough cut, that leads to the progression of a more finished piece, sequence, or larger series. Hempel is determined to stay defiantly optimistic as a form of resistance and a survival mechanism during turbulent times.
Day 133 of 365, 2022, Spray paint on paper, 12 x 9 in., Photo by Kathryn Hempel
Japanese Yen/Chinese Yuan/International Equal Pay Alphabet Y, 2021, Spray paint on paper, 7 x 5 in., photo by Kathryn Hempel
Day 48 of 2022, 2022, Flashe acrylic on tennis ball, approx. 2.6 in. diameter, photo by Kathryn Hempel
Day 44 of 2022, 2022, Flashe acrylic on found lumber scrap, 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in., photo by Kathryn Hempel
Day 132 of 2022, 2022, Tape and magazine images on paper, 15 x 11 in., photo by Kathryn Hempel