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
whose works draw attention to processes of making.  Their emphasis is on formation as process rather
than immutable form.  Each gravitate toward processes that mimic natural occurring phenomena,  ie. freezing, rusting,
burning, evaporating.

It is these acts of making that bring the three artists together__to reconsider process, considered in the past particularly
by the Dadaists and Arte Povera movements.       (Art = Live).


Reconsidered here:

archives of history 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.



This site features such works with links to Bernadette’s  http://www.bernadettehoward.com and Catherine’s
https://www.catherinerichardsonart.com/collaboration/ pagesThis site 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’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.