Interviewsand Articles

 

Excerpts from the Trust and Distrust Series: Katina Huston

by Katina Huston, Jan 8, 2001


 

 


 
"MY TENDER HEART"
1996, 10"X10",
MIXED MEDIA
 
They say, "She said no, but she meant yes." I am more likely to say "yes" when I mean "no." This series, "The Evolution of Trust and Distrust" began as I reached for a new set of sheets. When I pulled my hand back I held a sheet my mother would have chosen. Recognizing this, I put it back and reached for a sheet my mother would hate. I began to question my motives.

 
 
 
 
"WHEN YES MEANS NO"
1996, 10"X10"
MIXED MEDIA
 
Each panel shows a way people learn to misrepresent themselves or hide their meaning. In this series, "yes" and "no" represent opposing voices pressing against each other, struggling for control. They mimic how people learn to say whatever they must, to be agreeable or to avoid punishment or embarrassment. The struggle is over power and opinion separate from what is right and wrong. —KH
    
 

About the Author

 Katina Huston is an artist living in the Bay Area 

 

A Man Impossible to Classify photo: r. whittaker One of my first experiences in San Francisco ... Read More 747477 views


The Dumpster       “We can’t use these. They look like ... Read More 159109 views


Say Grace I am deeply delighted to live on a planet that is so big and varied that I can ... Read More 12190 views


Cotton and Silk Vorbeck quilt, detail I’m working on the last panel of a pair of ... Read More 13609 views


An Interview with Betsy Damon I first heard about Betsy Damon from Sam Bower of greenmuseum.org. Water ... Read More 46959 views


READ MORE >> 

A Man Impossible to Classify photo: r. whittaker One of my first experiences in San Francisco ... Read More 747477 views


Interview with Bill Douglass - Jimbo's Bop City and Other Tales At the time I'd first gotten to know the widely respected ... Read More 369565 views


Greeting the Light It was thanks to artist Walter Gabrielson that I was able to get ... Read More 317334 views


Interview: Gail Needleman Gail Needleman taught music at Holy Names University in Oakland, ... Read More 195324 views


The Dumpster       “We can’t use these. They look like ... Read More 159109 views


READ MORE >>