I have known such a creature


Katie McCann: Collages
on the Art Wall at Shige Sushi in Cotati, California, USA
27 February-29 April 2018

Katie McCann says about her work:
“I have known such a creature” (Charles Altamont Doyle) is how I start my collages. As a child, I lived in a wonder world of faeries, witches, science fiction and botany. Not much has changed, the only difference being that I now record all of my thoughts and stories in the form of intricately cut and pieced together collages. I am drawn to books, images and pages that are antique, forgotten and foxed with age. I transform these paper memories and records into other worldly creatures who are sometimes static like specimens and at other times are surviving in unique habitats. I am rooted in the tradition of old fashioned childhood, where discovery was at the bottom of the garden in amongst the crushed leaves, the lilac, the beetles and the fungi. I hope that the creatures that I uncovered in that quiet, magical landscape are reflected in my collages.

(adapted from the artist’s press materials)


On the Art Wall at Shige Sushi
8235 Old Redwood Highway
Cotati, California 94931 USA
(707) 431-2609

Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30AM-2PM and 5:30-9PM
Friday, 11:30AM-2PM and 5:30-9:30PM
Saturday, 5:30-9:30PM
Sunday, 5:30-9PM


Zoology Plate CXLI
by Katie McCann
collage on canvas

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