Seeing Double (Book)

Seeing Double is a large book, 13.5″ x 19″ comprising twenty art pieces, one image printed per page, created by artist Kaethe Kauffman, taken from an exhibit of the same name held at The Loft at Liz’s Gallery in Los Angeles. The book also includes a critique by art critic Phil Tarley and a matted archival inkjet print, ready to slip into a frame.

The exhibit and book, Seeing Double, celebrate meditation, both the difficult dualities and the glory inherent in our attempts to become still and feel the natural and divine forces surging through our bodies and spirits.

For more information on this work, see Seeing Double at KaetheKauffman.com, including art magazine and online reviews of the exhibit captured there.

Each book originally sold for $417. A special price is offered through the website: $249.

To make a purchase, email artist Kaethe Kauffman.

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SEEING DOUBLE:  Kaethe Kauffman

Forward by Phil Tarley

Kaethe Kauffman’s work dwells at the intersection of the physical and the spiritual; at the confluence of the transcendental. Point and counterpoint, these highly embellished photographic prints reside in a nether world of conjoined pluses and minuses while figuratively using human shapes as a metaphor. Kauffman’s creative practice itself is devotional, enhancing her meditations, personal reflections and reveries. Depicting people in meditative states is a codifying theme this artist employs to captivate the viewer so we can enter the work and vibrate in sympathy with the intellectual and emotional energies of the photograph.

Many of Kauffman’s subjects celebrate the world they inhabit with a vivid polychromatic palette. Forces of unity and peace fill the cosmology of her figures: her use of Buddhist tropes conjoin inner and outer lives. This duality of mind and spirit, the positive and the negative, the abstract and the concrete, is a leitmotif of her work depicting the inner self and its doppelganger.

The artist languidly entices us to share her various states of consciousness. Her artworks ultimately become fantasies that shimmer with divine reverences.