For her Thesis show she actually based it off of the show Jersey Shore, and made work based on the ridiculous characters within the show
This just adds to her drawing of inspiration from what was happening in her life at the time
I enjoy her work because she takes dis-tasteful, grungy subject matter and portrays it in a flirtatious, visually pleasing way
As a future elementary school art teacher I will have to learn to introduce work where the subject matter can be very dark and vicious in a way that children can understand it. This is another reason i am intruiged with her work
I really enjoy the bright, expressive colors that she uses, especially since most of her subject matter is more grungy
Her work is relatable to me because some of her subject matter being the culture of the South, and although there are pieces that are a lot more "Southern" that i can not relate as much to, there are still pieces that are significant to me
She creates these characters by using truck stop waitresses, pageant queens and Texas matriarchs as a way to portray an "over-indulgence in American culture"
Her goal is to expose the ridiculousness and illogical nature of Southern culture
It catches my attention on how she took one subject matter and turned it into an array of different pieces to come together in this instillation.
She also does this in her characters, where she will take the same character, but portray it in a different way
Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad
Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad Part II
She has participated in Drive-By-Press, which is a mobile printmaking studio that travels and talks about the artists experiences, and then does an on-site printing demonstration
She enjoys this method because it is a generally a moral, "democratic application" that reaches the general public in a way that is pleasing
As a future art teacher there is a struggle with considering ones self a teacher, or an artist for me.
Katy Seals actually is selling work currently, and is an assistant PROFESSOR, so that is inspirational to me (as a future art teacher) that one can be both an artist and a teacher (PROFESSOR) at the same time
Overall, I feel I am infatuated with her work because of the scruffy, but glamorous subject matter she portrays.