My work involves collecting, assembling, layering and morphing three dimensional material and wax. The pieces are often created out of, or inspired by objects that function as extensions to the inherently limited capacity of human beings. Using the interface between image and object in my work, I reflect on the similarities between humans and their tools. By using intercultural materials (the cup, the bowl, the spoon) my work engages the viewer to recognize that despite cultural differences , it is our shared limitations that make us the most human.
Katie Dell Kaufman has exhibited her found object sculpture, shadowbox, and encaustic in the mid-Atlantic region and internationally. A faculty member at the Corcoran College of Art and Design for 21 years, Kaufman now maintains a studio in Takoma Park, MD, lectures, and holds art workshops and classes in the greater Washington, DC area. A recipient of three Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Individual Artist Awards, Kaufman holds an MA in Art Education from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, and BA in sculpture from Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. She lives in Takoma Park. MD.