All contents are original works of Cate McNider, poet, painter, and movement artist. This site, is only a small sample of the body of her contemporary art work. Paintings and poetry books may be purchased.
The East River Park in NYC's east side is soon to be closing down for climate refurbishment, killing 1,000 trees, exposing nearby residents to pollutants, and displacing the populous from the much needed distance and fresh air during the 2020 pandemic. This is an ode to the spirit of the water, the park, & the people.
Artist and teacher at New York School of Interior Design, William Engel, has this to say about it:
"Respecting boundaries in solidarity. Focused. And with peace."
And he goes on to explain more:
"The red is at the center of the golden section. It is at rest and being primary red it is strong and willful. It is pleasantly placed away from the yellow square but is highly respectful of its partner. The grey(blue) encompasses both squares and says we are all in this together."
Cate came to NYC as an aspiring actor, and after some success, Life showed her where else she needed to go at the time! She never abandoned her creative self, as seen on this site, but was directed to work with others while she healed herself. The artwork was the inner feedback, revealing to the conscious mind, deeper symbols ;each informs the other!