Kevin Kichar
Mixed Media

My work began with the study of art history. It naturally evolved from a background of technical drawing, computer generated art and illustration. It was enriched as I apprenticed with artisans throughout the country. I have learned many techniques along the way _ including the process of handmade paper. But I did not become an artist until I incorporated those techniques into my own form of expression. Papermaking allows me to transform these influences into something new.

More recently I find my works returning to the traditional methods, working to control and experiment with the repetitive motion of screening. Papermaking offers delicate beauty and unlimited versatility. Each procedure _ from hydrating to dying to drying to sculpting _ is done by hand. This is what attracted me to the medium, and that is what I strive to preserve in all my work. Each piece is an original, rich in organic variation.