Keddy Ann Outlaw
Keddy Ann Outlaw
How can collage portray the human soul? How can I integrate fragmented imagery into new wholeness? Why does collage speak so deeply to me? (Is it simply that I want to rearrange the contents of our world?) These are the questions that animate my collage practice. As I don’t want to live in a world where everything can be explained, I think of collage as a container for mystery. Collage is one place I feel free.
My mixed media art is influenced by magical realism, Jungian psychology and a lifelong love of symbols. I am fascinated with the way collage can portray overlapping streams of consciousness, seeming to mirror the complexity of our public and inner lives.
Keddy Ann Outlaw is a Signature Member of the National Collage Society. After indulging herself in a Bachelor’s degree in Art, she got practical and completed a Master’s degree in Library Science. She managed a public library in Houston for the duration of her career. During that time, she did a lot of creative writing, had poems and short stories published, as well as book reviews. Keddy has made collages since high school and studied fusion collage at the Houston Art League. Her mixed media art includes mono-printed, silk screened and relief-printed papers.
Keddy enjoys entering juried shows and is a member of the Visual Arts Alliance Exhibitions committee in Houston, TX. She has won cash awards from the National Collage Society. Her work has been in shows at the Houston Jung Center, the Houston Art League, the Art Car Museum (Houston), Archway Gallery (Houston), arthouse (Austin, TX) and the Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI. Her solo show of collages appeared on the Caladan Gallery site in 2011.