Katie Drum

"Currently, I enjoy collaging observations, daydreams, and memories through a variety of mediums to create new narratives. I am compelled by anything from old photographs to conspiracy theories, decorative design to children's book illustrations, and meditation. Living primarily in a mundane, rural setting, I am often influenced by the minimal, bleak horizon line and expansive sky of the Midwest.

Many of my pieces begin like old an map, layers of paper are glued, torn, painted, soaked, and beaten before their subjects are revealed to me unknowingly. Characters appear hauntingly familiar or fragmented in their own isolated worlds, often leaving questions about the past and future unanswered. I take pleasure in seeking synchronicity either through my research, process, or final product, hoping it will guide me closer to my true self."