Soft sculpture; 2019
Blown glass, yellow, orange, and red hollow murine woven together with copper wire.
Weight: 16 lbs.
Dimensions: 24" x 16" x 9"
Kait uses traditional Italian patterning technique of murine as a base to create public art, sculpture, vessels, and limited edition jewelry. The aquatic realm is the root of much of her work, the result of spending six years on a boat in the Caribbean in her youth. She lived surrounded by nature; liquid light and aquatic life imprinted upon her senses. The sculptures she creates emanate from her early experiences within and curiosity about the natural world. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest over two decades ago, her fascination extended from coral colonies to kelp forests. She fed her curiosity about local waters by volunteering at the Seattle Aquarium for six years pre-Covid. Aquatic life infuses her sculptures with animated forms, sparkling surfaces and faceted exoskeletons. Her love for murine making dovetails well into her investigation of growth patterns and biological structures.
Kait received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1993 and her MFA from Alfred University in 2001. Her collections include the Carnegie Museum of Art, PA, Glasmuseum Lette, Germany, the Museum of Glass, NY, the Palm Springs Art Museum, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, WA, Seattle Art Museum, WA, the Shanghai Museum of Glass, China and the Toyama Institute of Glass Museum, Japan.