The artworks of Catie Faryl address the ambiguity and poignancy of the human condition. Through a study of personal, political, environmental and social issues and the world we live in, she creates watercolors, etchings and oil paintings to shed light and raise questions on difficult topics by using humor, balance, insight and gravity to explore questions both new and old. Join her journey which begins with curiosity and progresses to discoveries and dialogue with those along the way. The world is in constant motion. We grasp at the patterns we perceive in nature and struggle with belief systems to try and make sense of our world. Art is my way of trying to understand. The art I make doesn’t give any answers. It sometimes raises questions and present mysteries to the viewer. When I’m making a painting, print or drawing it is like writing a poem. It is my way of conveying a feeling, idea or observation. It is how I connect myself to the world and acknowledge the human condition, which can be both tragic and comic. Since I have discovered no universal truths, I continue to ask the eternal questions. I invite you to view my work and also to engage in a dialogue of socially and politically relevant questions pertinent to our common human experiences. We live in times that test the soul; art is a way of trying to understand.
~ Catie Faryl