The Island Series are Isolde Kille’s first ‘Earth Capsules’ trapping Earth as well as Pigments and Oil paint in-between Glass and Canvas.
In 2012 the Artist re-located her studio from New York City to Santa Fe, New Mexico. In the foothills of Rocky Mountains, her canvases are often lined up on the ground and influenced by elements of Nature. Characterized by a relentlessly experimental and inquisitive approach to a wide variety of styles and subject matter, Isolde Kille's work engages unconventional materials and techniques, playfully provoking Alchemy of Nature.
The collective unconscious is common to all: it is the foundation of what the ancients called the sympathy of all things. It is through the medium of the collective unconscious that information about a particular time and place can be transferred to another individual mind.”
Blue is the color of the oceans of Marshall Islands, a collection of volcanic rings called atolls, made of tiny islands surrounded by oceans that are thousands of feet deep. A paradise with fisherman, the culture destroyed by nuclear tests during the cold war, with radioactive contamination, and jellyfish babies... Now there is another imminent catastrophe. The islands will disappear from the rising water levels of global warming and so the radiation waste will disappear, another form of Alchemy – do we understand the consequences of our actions?
The Island Series are Earth Capsules for the future, a reminder of our blue oceans. The pigments are sandwiched between Glass and Canvas. The glass is reflecting the viewer like a mirror, the viewer when stepping closer will be a part in the reflection of the image. A reminder we are a part of Nature!