Kathy Kreager, originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan. She studied at MSU (BA) as well as Minnesota University where she earned an MA in Social Work. After years working as a counselor, she took up sculpture in metal and glass. She has done many commissions, private and public, and we are so happy to show her wonderful work. When asked to give a comment on her work for her own website, I offered this:
"Kathy Kreager brought her beautiful metal sculpture to show at The Painted Bird in 2007. Her luminous work has intrigued and captivated our customers who continue to love it and look for what is new. Using recycled steel elements, she incorporates glass and translucent, colored resins to add color and transparency to her sculpture. The mixed textures fascinate – old steel parts are brought to a new life when finished and combined with brilliant colors. Hard steel is artfully worked, to represent soft blades of beach glass, or a little girl’s curls… pine boughs, flower petals, arching leaves, or the tail of a prancing horse. Kathy’s subject matter is delightful too: nature itself, from softly rendered landscapes in glass and clear resin… to birds, plants and whimsical human characters. There is warmth and charm in them all."