Kaethe Kauffman

Line Kindness

When I walk into a store and see long lines, my Inner Grump says, “Grrrr…” and begins her favorite rant. Are stores in the business of selling? If so, why can’t they transact a sale efficiently, rather than torture me with lines? I imagine evil bureaucratic nihilists in charge of store computers loading algorithms to …

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My Stag

The stag and I communed for what seemed like an endless time. I thanked him for sharing his trail with me and praised his beauty again and again. I told him I would leave him gifts of salt, which I knew deer needed. But far more than mental words, our communication consisted of a surge …

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Nature Meditation

Leonardo Da Vinci taught his students to gaze at random abstract designs in clouds or textured mud walls. “Draw what you see,” he instructed them. I often take his advice. It’s easy to discover delightful sky-dragons or cloud castles in the air. Staring in a meditative state makes boundaries dissolve and re-form; my vision changes. …

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Meditating with Manta Rays

When my meditation group decided to meditate and swim with dolphins off the coast of the Big Island, Hawaii, I immediately signed up. What could be more exhilarating and divine? On a warm spring day, amid sparkling blue and turquoise waters, we putted away on a small boat and, within several miles, located an amenable …

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Dramatic Constructs

New Critiques of Kaethe’s Recent NY Exhibition Kathleen Cullen submitted this review of Kaethe’s NY Exhibit on June 29, 2018. View the article “Dramatic Constructs” online at Culture Catch here. From White Hot Magazine: https://whitehotmagazine.com/ articles/moline-kramer-at- lichtundfire-gallery/3985 From Artes Magazine:http://www.artesmagazine.com/?p=22535

Parallel Fields New York

See the controversial exhibit, Parallel Fields: 3 Artists at Manhattan’s Lichtundfire Gallery in this fascinating video which shows and describes the three artists’ works, including me, Kaethe Kauffman: When a critic discusses my work, I always wonder if s/he has makes sense to me or not. In his review in ARTES Magazine (June 19, 2018) …

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Calling Cory

A Treasured Spiritual Bond When I lived in the desert outside Las Vegas, my beloved dog, Cory, an Akita/Collie mix (with a curly tail and long nose), loved to wander through the sandy scrub-brush for miles, no doubt searching for small critters. He was a large, mellow guy, white, black and orange patches of fur, …

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Parallel Fields

Kaethe’s latest exhibition in New York (June 6 – July 1, 2018) 175 RIVINGTON STREET NY NY 10002www.lichtundfire.com Exhibition Details CONTACT: Priska Juschka, info@lichtundfire.com, Tel: 917-675-7835 GENERAL GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday to Saturday 12pm to 6pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm

Cross-Eyed Meditation Part 2

Adventures in Meditation-Land I could only hold the cross-eyed enlightenment position for less than a minute. After I had developed compliant muscles, my mind decided that, after thirty seconds, it wanted to lower the eyes so I could decide what outfit to wear that day. Or what smart retort I could give to a friend …

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