Seeing Space

This series explores elements of suspension, space and color. I visualize the Cosmos by taking into account our human eyes. What colors and frequencies exist in outer space (or even here on Earth), which our eyes can’t see? Considering different aspects of outer space continues to lead me to new possibilities to explore. 

The Lake at Dusk 24x36"

I find the energy of Lake Tahoe always offers a surreal, mystic experience. Capturing movement and energy, this painting combines abstract work with a splash of realism. This is the first of many Tahoe-inspired paintings to come. 

Completed in 2018. Measures 24"x36" with 1.5" painted edges. Varnished and ready to hang with wire backing.

Heavenly 48"x48"

"Heavenly" Acrylic on Canvas. This painting explores and emphasizes light and geometry to reveal a delicate, ethereal nature. This piece was inspired by the magic of Lake Tahoe. Representative of nature, “Heavenly” also reflects the cosmos.

48”x 48”. Completed in 2018, varnished and ready to hang with wire backing.

In Bloom 48"x36"

"In Bloom" Original Painting by Kristen Pobatschnig, 2017. Acrylic on Canvas, this piece measures 48"x36" with painted 2" edges.

Mirroring the cosmos, reef life, and a blossoming flower, In Bloom is a signature piece of my Cosmic Water series, inspired by the wonders of the Natural World.

"First Snowfall/Casting Wishes" 18x18"

"First Snowfall/Casting Wishes" 18x18” acrylic on canvas. Originally part of my Cosmic Water series, representing water as a reflection of the cosmos. Protected with matte varnish, ready to hang with wire backing. Includes shipping.

“View From the River”  20”x20” acrylic on wood. A painting of Pine Hill Community Forest just completed for the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust’s “Art Celebrates Place”. Proceeds to benefit the USVLT’s mission of preserving land and ecosystems in the upper Saco river valley.

“View From the River” 20”x20” acrylic on wood. A painting of Pine Hill Community Forest just completed for the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust’s “Art Celebrates Place”. Proceeds to benefit the USVLT’s mission of preserving land and ecosystems in the upper Saco river valley.

The Light That Can Be Heard

In Sami language, the Northern Lights are called “Guovssahas”, which translates to “The Light that Can Be Heard”. Acrylic paint, ink, powdered pigments and resin make up this mixed media painting. Powdered pigments give the illusion the lights dance across the sky like moving sand.

24"x48", painted 2" edges, wire backing and ready to hang.

The Rainbow: A Collaboration Between Sun and Water 36"x48"

"The Rainbow: A Collaboration Between Sun and Water" explores spacial suspension, color and depth. This is a mixed media painting on canvas with layers of resin between paint. Significant depth is achieved by layering resin, and the final finish is high-gloss. Bits of gold leaf are mixed in the paint as well for added texture. 

36"x48" mixed media on canvas. 2018.

Messier 15  , 48”x48”, layers of acrylic, resin, powder pigments, and ink. Completed in 2018 in partnership with the Astronomy Department of Carthage College, where students obtained and supplied data from Kitt Peak Observatory. Using astro-imaging software, I manipulated layers of data, to eventually arrive at my own interpretation, exploring the “human factor” in data representation. I wanted to convey a warmth that we often don’t often associate with the mysterious, dark and desolate cosmos. Messier 15 is one of the oldest star clusters in our galaxy, so the warm palette was appropriate. Layers of iridescent powder pigment in between the resin give this piece a 3-D feel when viewing in person. This piece was created to bridge art with science.

Messier 15, 48”x48”, layers of acrylic, resin, powder pigments, and ink. Completed in 2018 in partnership with the Astronomy Department of Carthage College, where students obtained and supplied data from Kitt Peak Observatory. Using astro-imaging software, I manipulated layers of data, to eventually arrive at my own interpretation, exploring the “human factor” in data representation. I wanted to convey a warmth that we often don’t often associate with the mysterious, dark and desolate cosmos. Messier 15 is one of the oldest star clusters in our galaxy, so the warm palette was appropriate. Layers of iridescent powder pigment in between the resin give this piece a 3-D feel when viewing in person. This piece was created to bridge art with science.

Static Electricity  , Acrylic on Canvas 36x48” 2017   Static Electricity  buzzes with energy while it explores elements of suspension and movement. As an artist, I enjoy capturing and depicting energy; what can’t we see with human vision? Visible light is just a fraction of energy we see on the electromagnetic spectrum, which leads me to further explore the vast possibilities of colors in space. This painting was created in an Abstract Expressionist approach; many layers of paint were applied with the canvas flat on the floor, utilizing acrylic inks and paint. Protected with a gloss medium.

Static Electricity, Acrylic on Canvas 36x48” 2017

Static Electricity buzzes with energy while it explores elements of suspension and movement. As an artist, I enjoy capturing and depicting energy; what can’t we see with human vision? Visible light is just a fraction of energy we see on the electromagnetic spectrum, which leads me to further explore the vast possibilities of colors in space. This painting was created in an Abstract Expressionist approach; many layers of paint were applied with the canvas flat on the floor, utilizing acrylic inks and paint. Protected with a gloss medium.

Alchemy,   2017 acrylic on canvas. 36”x24”

Alchemy, 2017 acrylic on canvas. 36”x24”

A Dance with Time and Space 36"x24"

Original painting by Kristen Pobatschnig: A Dance with Time and Space explores the way one moves through life; a dance with time, expressive and organic. An uplifting palette with fleeting color and movement.

Original painting measures 36"x24" with painted 2" stretcher bars is varnished, and ready to hang with wire backing.