ARTWORK

Currently Showing At…

South Hills Center, LLC in the Tamarack Buillding
3575 Donald Street, Eugene, OR 97405 • (541) 484-6100
DATES: January 7, 2015 – Open Ended

Nature Cures Clinic, “East meets West” Women’s Health and Primary Care
1020 Taylor, Suite 330, Portland, OR 97205 • (503) 287-4970
DATES: February 2, 2015 – Open Ended

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). 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, 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, etc.—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 little 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 a few examples…

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New Growth 2x3x300dpi

© 2013 Kassy Daggett All Rights Reserved

New Growth, Original 44″ x 36″ Acrylic and Texture on Reclaimed Canvas

Portal 2x3x300dpi

© 2013 Kassy Daggett All Rights Reserved

Portal, Original 48″ x 36″ Acrylic on Canvas (49.25” x 37.25” Framed)

Climate Change 2x3x300dpi

© 2013 Kassy Daggett All Rights Reserved

Climate Change, Original 48″ x 36″ Acrylic on Canvas (49.25” x 37.25” Framed)

Rainbow Eucalyptus 2x3x300dpi

© 2013 Kassy Daggett All Rights Reserved

Rainbow Eucalyptus, Original 48″ x 36″ Acrylic on Canvas (sold)

© 2014 Kassy Daggett, All Rights Reserved

© 2014 Kassy Daggett, All Rights Reserved

Pele’s Plumeria, Original 60″ x 48″ Acrylic on Canvas
NOTE: The above image is a “place holder” until the higher quality reproduction of this painting is available to post.

© 2014 Kassy Daggett, All Rights Reserved

© 2014 Kassy Daggett, All Rights Reserved

Amour Fou (Crazy Love), Original 60″ x 48″ Acrylic on Canvas
NOTE: The above image is a “place holder” until the higher quality reproduction of this painting is available to post.

Original Art:
Please inquire about purchasing originals.
Limited Edition Prints:
24″ x 18″ Giclée on Gallery Wrapped Canvas = $300
24″ x 18″ Giclée on Watercolor Paper = $150
12″ x 9″ Giclée on Watercolor Paper w/ Mat = $60
5″x7″ Greeting Card with Frameable 4″x6″ Print = $3.50 or 4/$12 (individual or mixed sets)

LIST OF MAGES NOT YET POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE:

Custom framing available. Commissions welcome.

Custom framing available. Commissions welcome.

  • Autumn Scarf, 12″x48″ Acrylic on Canvas (sold)
  • Big Leaf Maple, 24″x24″ Acrylic on Canvas
  • Bleeding Hearts, 36” x 48” Acrylic & Gel on Canvas
  • Calling All Angels, 36″x36″ Acrylic on Canvas (sold)
  • Darkness, 24″x36″ Acrylic on Canvas
  • Evolution of Storytelling, 24”x48” Acrylic & Gel on Canvas
  • Falling Up, 36” x 48” Acrylic & Gel on Canvas
  • Floating Orbs, 36” x 48” Acrylic & Gel on Canvas
  • Frequency, 12” x 48” Acrylic & Gel on Canvas
  • Gratitude, 30″x40″ Acrylic on Canvas (sold)
  • Gravity, 27″x54″ Acrylic on Canvas
  • Hawaiian Woodland, 36” x 48” Liquid Acrylic on Canvas
  • Holding On By A String, 36” x 48” Acrylic & Gel on Canvas
  • Into the Mist, 48” x 36” Liquid Acrylic on Canvas
  • Rainbow Eucalyptus, 48″x36″ Acrylic on Canvas (sold)
  • Rainbow Eucalyptus Dreams, 24″x36″ Acrylic on Canvas
  • Rainbow Eucalyptus Visions, 36″x60″ Acrylic on Canvas
  • Scuba, 36” x 48” Acrylic & Gel on Canvas

LIST OF ART ON DISPLAY AT CURRENT GALLERIES & SHOWINGS:

  • South Hills Center, LLC, Tamarack Buillding
    3575 Donald Street, Eugene, OR 97405 • (541) 484-6100
    DATES: January 7, 2015 – Open Ended
    ON DISPLAY: Amour Fou (Crazy Love), Big Leaf Maple, Bleeding Hearts, Calling All Angels, Climate Change, Darkness, Frequency, New Growth, Pele’s Plumeria, Portal, and Rainbow Eucalyptus Dreams.
    PLUS: Giclée Reproductions of New Growth, Portal, Climate Change, and Rainbow Eucalyptus.
  • Nature Cures Clinic, “East meets West” Women’s Health and Primary Care
    1020 Taylor, Suite 330, Portland, OR 97205 • (503) 287-4970
    DATES: February 2, 2015 – Open Ended
    ON DISPLAY: Evolution of Storytelling, Falling Up, Floating Orbs, Frequency, Gravity, Hawaiian Woodland, Holding On By A String, Into the Mist, and Scuba.
    PLUS: Giclée Reproductions of New Growth, Portal, Climate Change, and Rainbow Eucalyptus.

PREVIOUS GALLERIES & SHOWINGS:

LINK TO MY EUGENE-A-GOGO PAGE and A LITTLE VIDEO THEY PRODUCED:

Check out Kassy Daggett on Eugene A Go-Go!

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

Thanks for your interest!