Acid Test (in process working image)
Kate Koivisto Wheeler
Acid Test (mixed media, dimensions variable, 2017) is a new installation work which draws from and builds on an earlier, smaller sculptural work of the artist's, titled Fire Box.
"Pyro- Origin: from Greek pur ‘fire’."(Google Search)
"Pure Origin: from Latin purus, which derives from the Greek… pur 'fire'… as initially fire was used for cleansing." (https://ewonago.wordpress.com/2009/03/07/etymology-of-pure/)
Australian/British artist Kate Koivisto Wheeler completed a BA Design and a BA Visual Art at the Schools of Art and Design at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Her work process is experimental and intuitive, combining drawing, sculpture and painting with other materials and techniques, to create reflective works with a poetic language and approach. In 2016, she was selected for and exhibited in four projects: Stations of the Cross 2016 (curated by Claire Bushby), SCENE 2016 (Nyisztor Studio, Melville), a solo residency at ARTLAAB, ALVA, UWA (diamondskull alchemy earth), a solo exhibition, The Three Graces (Peek-a-Boo Gallery, Gotham Studios Inc, Perth Cultural Centre); and launched her art jewellery label, DIAMONDSKULL. She is currently working on a collaborative duo project.