Katie Lynn McDermott is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily creates with paint and raw clay. Her work explores ideas surrounding permanence and impermanence in life cycles and the artistic process. She highlights her deconstruction of Christianity while posing questions about death, loss, and the afterlife, or possibly lack thereof. She builds up surface layers and textures, then later allows them to be disrupted by various erosive processes over extended periods of time.
Mourning the Afterlife, 2021, Synthetic fabric, organic fabric, raw clay pinch pots, wine and ink left outside for five months
Untitled, 2022, Synthetic fabric, yarn, and slip
Remnants of a Life, 2021-2022, Fabric, dirt, raw clay, slip, sand, stones, leaves, salt, glue, and glass jars