Each one of Katherine’s Hammond’s colorful and lively works is an expression of the artist’s response to the questions: “What can we discover about ourselves if we approach the canvas without any preconceived ideas? What if we do not reference anything from the past or future, but rather stay in the moment, focus inward and ignore internal dialogue?” Hammond finds the answers by letting the paint flow. Hammond’s mixed media works in an array of combinations of ink, watercolor, crayons, and paper collage, evoke the buoyant joy of Alexander Calder’s mobiles, paintings and works on paper. Using a light touch with a palette rich in primary colors, Hammond’s compositions are at once bold and restrained, jaunty but not jarring. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries throughout Long Island and she participates in the island’s annual ARTSI open studio tour.