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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.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Heartland, originally uploaded by Doeki.
Ink, Pencil
6 x 4
Catherine L Mommsen


  1. So happy to see your beautiful drawing on your blog!

  2. I have to say, your art makes my knees go weak and my heart flutter. Oh My, Catherine .. there is something very special going on here. I had a look through your flicker files. You are AMAZING! Thanks for dropping by my blog. :o) Donna

  3. Catherine--

    Your work is just GORGEOUS! I love the detail and the beautiful color palette. Thank you for the kindest, most encouraging comment you left on my blog today--I love the serendipity of our meeting too! :) Looking forward to seeing more of your art!

  4. Catherine~Another spectacular art piece from you!! Love Love Love it!!!!