The Women’s Voices: Kathryn Dettwiller

This video is from the Women Beyond Borders Project. Nashville and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts were one of the locations invited to participate.

Even though the video was created in 2003, my comments are valid today. In the clip I describe some of the elements that informed the creation of Present. The same unmasking of buried experiences applies to any of my artwork.

 I hope that you find it informative.

by Kathryn Dettwiller

3.5 x 2 x 2″
Encaustic on wood with attachments


Present by Kathryn Dettwiller

Present, skates side

Present by Kathryn Dettwiller

Present, trophy side




The Eclipse is Coming

Two Women and a Moon, oil painting by Kathryn Dettwiller, 2 ladies walking with the moon

Two Women and a Moon
11 x 18″
Oil on canvas 1978
© Kathryn Dettwiller

The Great Eclipse is coming, August 21, 2017

On August 21, 2017, the biggest celestial event of my lifetime is predicted to happen. Of course I am referring to the Total Eclipse. Forecasters believe that its path will make broad arc over the entire United States. My town, Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the few places expected to experience a lengthy view of the eclipse.
Lucky us!
While this painting isn’t an image of an eclipse, it does show a feature that we humans depend upon, moonlight. When the moon is full, it can shed light on the darkness around us. Will the moon be dark when it passes in front of the sun on August 21st?