Kate began entering exhibitions around the country in 2019. In spite of the emergence of covid, Kate was accepted into fourteen shows in 2020, earning awards in six of the exhibitions. Her work is provocative and challenges the viewer to consider the current societal and environmental issues that serve as inspiration. Kate continues to create and apply to exhibitions in an effort to share her art with the widest audience.
Kate’s work is experimental and not easily placed in one medium as she expands the definition of “mosaics” and “mixed-media”. Her work provides a new way of seeing objects and their essence. The use of 3D substrates allows for the exploration of shape and flow through the application of a variety of tiles, glass, metals, and other elements that blend or explore the meaning of the object. The approach may be playful or serious but is always meant to relay a story created by the inclusion of color, design, and handpicked components. The challenge is finding the tesserae that elevate the structure to new levels of narrative.