Pirouette, paper collage, 36 x 47 in.

Kate Sweeney

I am a science groupie, so everything I create seems to be influenced by some branch of science: quantum physics, medicine, and natural phenomena. My work is inspired by science, but I balance an intellectual approach with exuberant color and energetic form to explore the fundamental energy underlying nature. My public art commissions reflect this investigation, as does my studio work, which is included in public, private and museum collections throughout the US.


Luck or Chance, mixed media on panel, 47 x 49 in.

Fragments: Split Infinity, mixed media, 46 x 34 in.

Falls, collage and acrylic on panel, 54 x 30 in.

Drops, collage, 36 x 24 in.

The Flood Next Time, paper and acrylic on panel with digital collage, 60 by 48 in.

Split, mixed media on panel, 66 x 48 in.

Crazy Quilts, mixed media on panel, 72 x 72 in.

Cascades, collage and acrylic on panel, 54 x 30 in.

Run Off, collage, 36 x 24 in.

Surface Tension, mixed media on panel, 60 x 48 in.

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.