Kay L. Litz – mixed media sculptor
Artist Summary: I have lived in Salida since early 1999. I owned and operated a storefront studio “Gallery K” from May of 1999 through September of 2006. I’ve studied art at CU-Denver, the Art Student’s League of Denver, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. I currently show at Culture Clash in Salida and at the Crestone Artisan’s Gallery in Crestone, CO. My “day jobs” are ski patrolling in Breckenridge in the winter and as a state parks ranger in the summer.
The experience of living in South America (Bogota, Colombia) for approximately three and one-half years while I was young greatly affected my aesthetic vision. My parents purchased clothing and decorative items made by the native South American people which had a great primitive and pre-Columbian influence on me. I still have some of these items and refer to them for artistic inspiration. Having spent most of my life in Colorado, I have also been greatly influenced and inspired by the arts and crafts of the native people of the American West and Southwest.
At the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia I learned many technical skills to apply to my art while also being exposed to the broad arena of the evolution and development of my art and myself as a person (which are inseparable). Living and studying art in Philadelphia also greatly influenced the aesthetic and contextual aspects of my art.
The materials I use in my work are quite varied. I am very interested in combining materials of differing colors, textures, and characters. I often use found objects as springboards for my work. While many of my pieces are attempts at simply creating interesting visual forms by combining differing materials and images, I find my work increasingly relates my own life experiences and concerns.
Category: Fine Arts
Discipline: Mixed Media (sculptural)
Website Address: See me on Facebook or Gallery Kay
Kay L. Litz
528 W. 2nd Street
Salida, CO 81201