Kay WalkingStick - Me and My Neon Box

Cardinal Points, 1985, acrylic, wax & sparkles on canvas, 60”h x 60”w

Collection of the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Artwork and text © Kay WalkingStick 2012
Any use without written permission from Kay WalkingStick is strictly prohibited.

From "Path Breakers"
The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, 2003
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Indianapolis, Indiana

Painting is a Sentualist's Labor
by Margaret Archuleta

"WalkingStick stressed the surfaces of her paintings, making them denser and denser. She also began to excavate the surfaces of her paintings she gouged, carved, cut, and scratched onto the picture plane, creating her formal archetypes of lines and arcs while revealing the underlying layers of color. The use of layering de-emphasizes the color and places it on the central idea, the content of the work. Her use of multiple canvases expands and reinforces the emotional impact of her paintings." [Pg. 21]