My artwork revolves around the subject of fossil fuels. I use different visual and conceptual approaches to examine the infrastructure created by the fossil fuel industries and to explore the physical, material qualities of coal and oil. Through my work, I aim to heighten an awareness of our disconnection and dependence on fossil fuels. Oil and coal are an integral part of our contemporary existence, yet remain mysterious and unknown substances, contained and controlled by the industry.

Kathleen Thum

Carbon Series; Combustible Rock, Charcoal on Paper, 15" x 11", 2019