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Featured Artist: Katie Mai

Bio: I am a Senior at the University of Northern Colorado, majoring in Painting and Drawing. As time has gone on, I have really grown to understand and interact with the medium of paper. Paper is one of the oldest mediums and has been used for centuries to tell stories. It can be manipulated, torn apart, cut, or merely written on. It is diverse in so many ways. This gives me direct access to my stories and journeys of personal trial that I have not been able to access before.

    During the process of cutting paper I become completely consumed by each negative shape I am removing. I am taking away substance to gain substance. In some ways it’s very chemical. I am surgically dissecting what once was whole, to create the broken but fleeting story of myself.

    ​I have written love stories with multiple mediums, but for some reason I am constantly pulled back to paper. As an artist I portray the story that the medium is telling me. That is my only job.

You can find more works from Katie online at

Maikatie.wordpress.com & etsy.com/shop/KatieMaiCreations

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“Tears of timeless reunion”

From the artist: Lately I have felt very isolated from individuals and from my own solitude. Usually my time alone is so fulfilling. Lately it has been something so uncomfortable. I believe it’s because I have forgotten the soul. This is a piece that represents the mending of my soul to my
mind and body.

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