Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Geometric Connections

Catherine Ulitsky
Pelham, MA, USA

At first glance, I thought these were drawings of geometric shapes onto photographs. Then I read the titles. 

The black dots are European Starlings in flight (as a flock).
Catherine has painted connections between the birds to show a faceted geometric shape.

So now look at them again with their titles.
 Hadley Starlings (Flock #8) . 2006 . Acrylic and oil on photograph . 22 1/8" x 18 1/2" 1/2"
 Hadley Starlings (Flock #9) . 2006 . Acrylic and gouache on photograph . 22 3/4" x 19"

Hadley Starlings (Flock #10) . 2006 . Acrylic and gouache on photograph . 22 1/8" x 18

Catherine photographs and draws near where she lives in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusestts and in the Hudson River Valley of NY.

See more of her work here.


  1. wow amazing to see bird fight patterns like this. rags and tatters.

  2. Thanks for your comment Rags and Tatters.

  3. Other awakenings aside, Catherine makes me want to study geometry.

  4. @Diana, I concur! Thank you for making a comment:)

  5. Geometry in action. I wonder if there is a consistent pattern? The birds or the artist.

  6. thank you all for commenting!Catherines' work is sublime.

  7. these pictures kicked off another possibility for the notebook-doodling-as-the-aircraft-takes-off kind of drawing

    they are lovely images, the sort that prompt the musing "now why have i never thought of that"
    thank you

  8. These are amazing!!! I'm doing a series of "connect the dot" pieces now and am intrigued at the full range of possibilities....thanks so much for sharing this beautiful work! --Patti

  9. Gorgeous pieces. thanks for posting, I will take a look at her other work now.


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