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I've lived a rather nomadic lifestyle and although I now consider the Desert Southwest my home, the wandering days are not over; drawing helps me explore the world. My media is pen and ink. To me, it's all about detail and process. Drawing helps me to understand the human condition, to impose my own sort of order on chaos. Although I am not personally religious, I'm interested in religious and cultural beliefs, customs, rituals, artifacts, icons, symbols, architecture, and the ways in which religion and culture affect each other. I'm drawn to the odd, the quirky, the esoteric; to the grace and flow of textiles and garments on the human form; to the emotional and psychic elements of the human condition, as well as to the physical. My formal training is in technical drawing which, when it isn't an overt element, is a heavy influence in my work.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Ink, watercolor, handmade papers
20 x 25 cm
Catherine L. Mommsen
Inspired by writer and editor Ric Leonetti.


  1. Hello there, I learned about you from Listen to My Artbeat. I love your drawings. very inspiring.

  2. I found you the same way. Wonderful work. Love the handmade paper and all the details.

  3. wonderful work my friend and nice to see you here on blogger too