ARTWORK

Intentional Gravity Paintings by Kassy Daggett

Current Shows…

Springfield City Hall, Hosted by the Springfield Arts Commission
225 5th Street, Springfield, OR 97477 (to the left of the main entrance to the Springfield Public Library)
DATES: March 1-31, 2022 • Mon/Tu/Th 8am-7pm, Wed/Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm, Closed Sunday

THEME: Gravity & Gratitude • This show includes some of my largest Intentional Gravity Paintings.

ON DISPLAY: Amour Fou (Crazy Love), Falling Up, Rainbow Eucalyptus: Hawaiian Woodland, Pele’s Plumeria, Rainbow Eucalyptus: Visions. PLUS: Giclée Reproductions of New Growth, Portal, Climate Change, and Rainbow Eucalyptus.


Emerald Art Center
500 Main St, Springfield, OR 97477
DATES: March 11, 2022 – April 5, 2022 • Wed-Sat 11am-4pm
Springfield Downtown 2nd Friday Art Walk: March 11 • 11am-7pm

THEME: Magic • This show includes one of my paintings in the theme exhibit and another in the general gallery.

ON DISPLAY: Calling All Angels (theme exhibit) and The Evolution of Storytelling (general gallery)


South Eugene Wellness Center, LLC, in the Tamarack Building
3575 Donald Street, Eugene, OR 97405
DATES: January 7, 2015 – Open Ended

ON DISPLAY: Amour Fou (Crazy Love), Big Leaf Maple, Bleeding Hearts, Calling All Angels, Climate Change, Darkness, New Growth, Pele’s Plumeria, and Rainbow Eucalyptus Dreams. PLUS: Giclée Reproductions of New Growth, Portal, Climate Change, and Rainbow Eucalyptus.


Artist Statement

IMG_20110313_154015-1Sometimes, you know what you are meant to do long before you actually begin doing it. At the age of six I was asked to draw a series of pictures depicting myself, my family, my home, my pets, my teacher, something I liked, something I disliked, and “This is what I would like to be.” Recently, when I came across those drawings, I found a simply-drawn girl standing in front of a canvas, arms outstretched in a big gesture of “TaDa!”

Crayon art by Kassy Daggett, age 6

Crayon art by Kassy Daggett, age 6

The artist in that little girl took a circuitous route, but never strayed far from the elements of color and composition. For many years I owned a graphic design business where I learned about the shapes and shades of artistic expression. I became immersed in the process printing language of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and BlacK (CMYK). All around the house, art projects were always in various stages of composition, and I played with a wide range of mediums over the years.

But it wasn’t until January 18, 2013, when a severe downhill skiing accident forced me to slow down and recover, that I began to hear the persistent voice first heeded by that six-year-old child. In these paintings you’ll find her unique expression blended with a life long passion for surrendering to gravity while skiing.

While laying still during months of recovery from a shattered left shoulder, nerve damage in my right leg, and a head injury, I contemplated, “How might it be possible to translate the blissful feeling I have while skiing into a different activity?” I didn’t know if I’d be able to continue skiing and I needed to find another way of connecting to gravity. Prior to the accident I had been playing with acrylic paints for about a year. On June 6, 2013, almost five months after the accident, the spark of an idea took hold as a knowing.

It was time to start painting with gravity!

Just like standing above a steep hillside surveying the terrain before launching myself onto the fall line, I hold an intention for each painting and wait for a silent nudge to follow the momentum of gravity. My painting process is aerobic and immediate. It’s a relationship between my inner landscape and the expression that’s possible while paint is skiing down a canvas. I never know in advance what the finished piece will look like. I simply hold an intention—whether it’s gratitude, love, a person, place or thing—and like traversing a variety of runs down a mountain, each exploration is full of surprises.

Winston Churchill said, “Without innovation, art is a corpse.” These canvasses are my way of keeping the art—and the artist within—alive.

I’m currently painting with the limited palette of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, BlacK and a bit of white on occasion. I blend those “process colors” directly on the canvas to create the full spectrum of colors seen in each piece. I also returned to skiing about a year after the accident.

I hope you enjoy a glimpse into these “Intentional Gravity Paintings.

Here are some examples…(click images for a larger view)


New Growth, Original 36″x44″ Acrylic and Texture on Reclaimed Canvas (original and giclées available)

New Growth 2x3x300dpi

© 2013 Kassy Daggett All Rights Reserved


Portal, Original 36″x48″ Acrylic on Canvas (original SOLD, giclées available)

Portal 2x3x300dpi

© 2013 Kassy Daggett All Rights Reserved


Climate Change, Original 36″x48″ Acrylic on Canvas (original and giclées available)

Climate Change 2x3x300dpi

© 2013 Kassy Daggett All Rights Reserved


Rainbow Eucalyptus, Original 36″x48″ Acrylic on Canvas (original SOLD, giclées available)

Rainbow Eucalyptus 2x3x300dpi

© 2013 Kassy Daggett All Rights Reserved


Pele’s Plumeria, Original 60″x84″ Acrylic on Canvas (original and giclées available)

© 2014 Kassy Daggett, All Rights Reserved

© 2014 Kassy Daggett, All Rights Reserved


Amour Fou (Crazy Love), Original 60″x84″ Acrylic on Canvas (original and giclées available)

© 2014 Kassy Daggett, All Rights Reserved

© 2014 Kassy Daggett, All Rights Reserved


Evolution of Storytelling, 48″x24” Acrylic & Gel on Canvas (original and giclées available)

Evolution of Storytelling 24x48

© 2014 Kassy Daggett, All Rights Reserved


Falling Up, 48″x36” Acrylic & Gel on Canvas (original and giclées available)

Falling Up 36x48

© 2014 Kassy Daggett,
All Rights Reserved


Floating Orbs, 48″x36” Acrylic & Gel on Canvas (original and giclées available)

Floating Orbs 36x48

© 2014 Kassy Daggett,
All Rights Reserved


Hawaiian Woodland, 48″x36” Liquid Acrylic on Canvas (original and giclées available)

Hawaiian Woodland 36x48

© 2014 Kassy Daggett, All Rights Reserved


Holding On By A String, 48″x36” Acrylic & Gel on Canvas (original and giclées available)

Holding On By a String 36x48

© 2013 Kassy Daggett, All Rights Reserved


Bleeding Hearts, 48″x36” Acrylic & Gel on Canvas (original and giclées available)

Bleeding Hearts 36x48

© 2014 Kassy Daggett, All Rights Reserved


Into the Mist, 36″x48” Liquid Acrylic on Canvas (original and giclées available)

Into The Mist 48x36

© 2014 Kassy Daggett, All Rights Reserved


Scuba, 48″x36” Acrylic & Gel on Canvas (original and giclées available)

Scuba 36x48

© 2014 Kassy Daggett, All Rights Reserved


Calling All Angels, 36″x36″ Acrylic on Canvas

IMAGE TO COME


Big Leaf Maple, Four 12″x12″ panels in a 25″x25″ Acrylic on Canvas Polyptych (original and giclées available)

Big Leaf Maple 25x25

© 2013 Kassy Daggett, All Rights Reserved


NOTE: Some of the images above are “place holders” until higher quality reproductions are available to post.

Original Art:
Please inquire about purchasing originals. Giclée Reproductions available in a wide variety of sizes.

Limited Edition Prints:
Giclée Reproductions available for New Growth, Portal, Climate Change, and Rainbow Eucalyptus.
18″x24″ Giclée on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
18″x24″ Giclée on Watercolor Paper
9″x12″ Giclée on Watercolor Paper w/Mat or without Mat
5″x7″ Greeting Card with Frameable 4″x6″ Image (individual or mixed sets)

LIST OF ADDITIONAL IMAGES NOT YET POSTED OR PREVIOUSLY SOLD:

Custom framing available. Commissions welcome.

Custom framing available. Commissions welcome.

  • Autumn Scarf, 48″x12″ Acrylic on Canvas (sold)
  • Calling All Angels, 36″x36″ Acrylic on Canvas (sold)
  • Frequency, 48″x12” Acrylic & Gel on Canvas (sold)
  • Gratitude, 40″x30″ Acrylic on Canvas (sold)
  • Rainbow Eucalyptus, 48″x36″ Acrylic on Canvas (sold)
  • Darkness, 36″x24″ Acrylic on Canvas
  • Gravity, 54″x27″ Acrylic on Canvas
  • Rainbow Eucalyptus Dreams, 36″x24″ Acrylic on Canvas
  • Rainbow Eucalyptus Visions, 60″x36″ Acrylic on Canvas

PREVIOUS GALLERIES & SHOWINGS:

EUGENE-A-GOGO: Here’s a little video they produced

For more information or to commission a painting, purchase an original, or order a reproduction, call (541) 912-4940 or email Kassy.

Thanks for your interest!