I am an artistic advocate and spokeswoman for the network of voices echoing underground. I celebrate the wabi-sabi brilliance of the disenfranchised by following their jagged lines and emphasizing their mottled countenance with a blend of sculpture and painting. I prefer to work in larger format as if I’m hosting a cotillion, where pauper is celebrated as prince and elephant regarded as shaman. I am the channel through which the world can see and hear those that will no longer remain silent. I am a steward of stories whose moral is best to be flawed and interconnected than perfect and alone.
Cathleen Klibanoff is a sculptural painter and storyteller who lives in Asheville, NC, with her husband, son and two dogs. She is a published artist and writer. She has shown at the FemArt Gallery in Jacksonville, FL, Indianapolis Art Center, and the Bohemian Grand Gallery in Asheville.