Kate Fallon-Cousins

My name is Kate Fallon-Cousins. I have a studio at home in Liverpool with my partner, and our two dogs. I am a collector of objects, a lover of Country music, a writer of Christmas cracker jokes and a fan of Columbo.

I love collagè because it is like doing a jigsaw, but you can make the pieces fit. They seem to spontaneously make themselves and I just do all the sticking. A good composition takes the eye on a journey around the picture but my intention was to do one that let's the eyes rest a while.

My pictures show people holding hands and lifting each other up. Some have wings and halos. This is aspirational. We may not be able see through the veil or know the bigger plan, but we still reach for the stars. If people see themselves, their loved ones or feel any of the joy that I do, then nothing would please me more.

I think we need a certain amount of faith that our existance and the things that we do have meaning. I now imagine the universe, not as a cold empty endless place but the ultimate artwork by the greatest artist of all, full of love and life.

Somebody posed the question: 'what if you could say one thing and the whole planet could hear, what would you say?' I do know that your work speaks to people when you aren't around so you should make sure that you know what you want it to say!

I try to keep my message very clear and simple. We may only have tiny glimpses of what may be and what comes next in the beyond but I am certain that how we find out is to care for each other as brothers. We have to look below the surface of things to discover that we are all the same.

'the more we are together, the merrier we'll be' (lyrics by Irving King)

 

'Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up the fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.' (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)