3 artists; "ing_process" reconsidered


   if it is your nature      
                  or in your nature    
                if in               a material          a tool
                                                all hold    
                                                                        a moment for    



"ing_process" reconsidered  features the work of three artists, BROOKE HOLVE, BERNADETTE HOWARD & CATHERINE RICHARDSON
whose works draw attention to processes of making.  Through experimentation, selection of tools, physical and intuitive engagement, each
emphasize formation as process rather than immutable form.  They gravitate toward processes that mimic natural occurring phenomena, 
ie. freezing, rusting, burning, evaporating.

It is this act of making that bring these three artists together__to reconsider* process (Art = Live).


*Reconsidered here:

archives of history (ie the Dadaisits and Art Povera movements) to excavate for junctures of possibility, inspiration, beginnings
the unknown & untameable to circle
setting up for
to examine the how
while subjecting one’s nature to material and process over and over
considering other ways
& awaiting moments if one should arrive
when the material transforms


The poet William Carlos Williams wrote: To copy nature is a spineless activity;
it gives us a sense of our mere existence but hardly more than that. But to
imitate nature involves the verb: we then ourselves become nature, and so
invent an object which is the extension of the process.


First of more to come: A way to document our collaboration.  field notes_1  sets a foundation for the project.

First of more to come: A way to document our collaboration. field notes_1 sets a foundation for the project.

This site features such works with links to Bernadette’s and Catherine’s and will be changing as the collaboration evolves.



Brooke’s physical and poetic approach to constructions and artist books is driven by her desire to materialize language and experience in space. she explores the materials of papers,
organza silk, rust, inks, paint, book remnants, and language as she cuts, pastes, writes, scans, glues, sands, tears, prints, screens, rusts, layers,  paints, sprays, burns, constructs.


Bernadette Howard

Bernadette’s active and somatic approach to painting is driven by her desire to capture the experience and ethereal qualities reflected in the waking moment from a dream. She
explores the materials of  ash, pigment, ink, and paint medium as she sifts, adds, stirs, subtracts, separates, mixes, throws, pours, splatters, squeegees, sands, draws, paints.



Catherine’s approach is physical and intuitive as she circumnavigates space and materials within the rectangular walls of her work space. She investigates papers,

ink, marble dust, paint, salt as she freezes, thaws, scans, prints, paints,mixes, tears, cuts, squeegees, hammers, nails, sands, glues, sprays, layers, draws.