"The mantra becomes one’s staff of life and carries one through every ordeal. Each repetition has a new meaning."
- Mahatma Gandhi
108 Book Release
"[In Skinner's] exquisite book 108 ... each section's text provides just the right amount of illumination to inform readers and viewers, while allowing them to experience the magic and mystery of the work on their own. And the chronology deftly reflects your creative evolution. In design, sequencing, print quality, and materials, the book is an object of beauty. It brings [the] work to life on the printed page so very gloriously."
- Sylvia Wolf, Director, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
"A handsome volume, 108, brings forward both the contemplative and the visually tactile aspects of the artwork of Catherine Eaton Skinner. The book is an exploration of the concerns that inform Ms. Skinner's work in the last decade or so, clearly related to spirituality, philosophy and language - means of expression and mutual understanding.
While the body of work in 108 is abstract in nature, it is non-objective. Rather, there is always the sense of humanity in the artworks - in the repurposed symbolic objects and fabrics and wax and paper, and even when the work is a poem translated to a digital medium. Even in the use of precious metals the intentionality of presenting the human touch is apparent, reflecting the direct relationship between humanity and spirituality."
- Pablo Schugurensky, Owner, Meta Arte, and current President of the Board, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA.
In her art career, Skinner has had 34 solo exhibitions in 30 years, with participation in multiple invitational group exhibitions. An upcoming solo exhibition opens at Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA, on August 5th, 2017.
Skinner divides her time between two custom studios. Working with architect Tom Kundig, the Seattle urban studio has enormous flexibility, allowing multiple medias and functions. The quieter Santa Fe studio, designed with architect Gayla Bechtol, is a modern adobe structure overlooking her horses and mountains beyond the Big Tesuque Canyon.