Intro Unit Project: Walk of Destiny
Interrupting my everyday awareness, the Walk of Destiny repositioned me within the still new context of my life in Siena. In following the arbitrary patterns of directions, I arrived as the uninvited, eavesdropping guest at a choir rehearsal. Listening from the threshold, I was neither inside the chapel, nor wholly outside- rather, the communing of strangers stopped by the music created a new “inside” in which I was immersed. My walk reminded me of the importance of awakening wonder and listening closely to its devotional rhythm, even as the task of daily living carries on.
Kate Brock, USA
Ciao! My name is Kate Brock. I am a recent graduate from Messiah College, with a BFA in Studio Art and a concentration in 2D studies. My work focuses on an interdisciplinary excavation of meaning from sites of everyday occurrence. I am interested in the links of connection between the sacred and profane, repressed histories, aesthetics, and psychoanalysis. My orientation as an artist grows out of my deep curiosity and love of learning, which has been informed by my work in educational spheres such as the Mattress Factory Contemporary Art Museum and Union Project, a restorative justice seeking arts center. Abroad, Italy fundamentally shaped my artistic understanding, after I studied in an intentional living community in Orvieto. While at the SAI, I hope to develop a rigorous painting practice grounded in the intersections of culture and history so vibrantly present in Siena.