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"The very backbone of a bustling city is its transportation system. Its ability to carry into, about, and out of its hub. It stretches and sprawls out below our feet, and much like roots in the soil, holds many of our systems together. Boston would not be Boston without its stretching rumbling steel roots. Manmade in origin, it is a part of our urban environment and landscape, much like the preened and groomed Public Gardens or the Boston Commons reaching above. While starkly different, both of which provide our city movement, communication, and its familiar environments Bostonians know as home."
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This piece was first presented_at the 2016 Memorial Day Open House at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS
24" x 30"
"It is a very touching moment to actually meet the person who wants to have a piece of your artwork be a part of their homes. It's such a good feeling. Artists are always our own hardest critics. Being appreciated that way is truly uplifting."
Kitty Zen is a self-taught multimedia artist and humanitarian advocate based in Boston. As someone who has experienced PTSD, Kitty uses her artwork and gifts of self-expression to stay mindful and outgoing in an ever-expanding, fast-paced and awesome world and universe. Her connection to a larger, universal human experience is key in her life and in her art. She expresses this connection in multidimensional visual elements, dreamy, abstract features, and many works of interpretive imagery influenced by outer space.
Kitty uses her art to support herself, having started selling her art while homeless as a young adult. Kitty has grown into a professional artist, advocate, and activist, choosing to focus on issues of youth and family homelessness as well as harm reduction and prevention.
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