Cathie Bleck depicts the divine feminine with gestural marks that demonstrate the interconnectedness of nature, mythology, and spirituality. Nude goddess characters frolic in the sunshine, with creatures of various species surrounding them. Bleck’s detailed line work is one of the most distinguishing features of her pieces. She creates images through a subtractive process, carving away hand-made pigments from scratchboard and kaolin clay board. “Through the exploration of symbolic narrative imagery, carved into earth’s clay, I speak to relationships that are intrinsic — permeating through human experience,” writes Bleck.