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In these drawings, paintings and wall installations I obsessively render a continuous line to create complex, intertwined, tubular forms. As I draw, I consider the effect of how transmitting fluids and gases, along with pressure and gravity would influence these imagined forms. The forms are layered and loosely follow aspects of linear perspective to become networks that reference the vast and intricate transportation, processing and refining systems of oil, natural gas and water as seen in our industrial landscape.

Graphite Drawing by Kathleen Thum
Graphite on Paper
55" x 50"
2015
Graphite Drawing of Anatomical Drawing of Pipelines by Kathleen Thum
Graphite on Paper
15" x 11"
2015
Graphite Line Drawing of Landscape with Pipelines and Cross Contour Mark Making
Graphite on Paper
15" x 11"
2015
Drawing Installation by Kathleen Thum
Ink and Acrylic on Hand Cut Paper
12 ft x 17 ft
2014
Collage Drawing of Pipes and Tubes
Crude Oil, Recycled Motor Oil and Acrylic on Laser Cut and Hand Cut Paper
19" x 25"
2014
Collage Drawing of Pipes and Tubes using a Laser Cutter
Gouache on Laser Cut Paper
30" x 20"
2014
Abstracted Landscape drawing inspired by Chinese Landscape painting by Kathleen Thum
Gouache and Graphite on Paper
55" x 10"
2014
Abstrast landscape influence by Chinese landscape paintings by Kathleen Thum
Gouache and Graphite on Paper
55" x 10"
2014
Collage and Drawing of Oil Refinery Landscape using recycled Motor Oil by Kathleen Thum
Motor Oil and Carbon Black on Laser Cut Paper
19" x 25"
2014
Hand cut and Laser cut Collage and Drawing of Oil Refinery Landscape by Kathleen Thum
Gouache, Acrylic and India Ink on Laser Cut and Hand Cut Paper
19” x 18”
2014
Collage and Drawing inspired by Multilateral oil drilling by Kathleen Thum
Acrylic, India Ink and Pastel on Laser Cut and Hand Cut Paper
18" x 30"
2014
Drawing and Painting on Paper with Gouache using mark-making inspired by oil and pipelines by Kathleen Thum
Gouache on Paper
11" x 15"
2014
Graphite Drawing of Dystopia Artwork on Frosted Mylar of Oil Infrastructure
Graphite on Layers on Frosted Mylar
108" x 42"
2015
Large-scale Drawing on Mylar of Environmental  Landscape, oil refining and pipelines by Kathleen Thum
Graphite on Layers of Frosted Mylar
108” x 42”
2014
Drawing on Mylar with Ink of Dystopia Landscape, Oil refining and Pipelines by Kathleen Thum
Ink and Graphite on Layers of Mylar
21” x 16”
2013
Drawing on  Mylar with India Ink of Dystopia Landscape, Oil refining and Pipelines by Kathleen Thum
Ink and Graphite on Layers of Mylar
21” x 16”
2013