Kristi Bockraths current body of work is a combination of traditional techniques and unconventional methods. The process to create each piece begins with raw material – a maple, or baroque wood panel, the process begins by burning in shadow masses with a butane torch, holding the torch at various distances from the board to create fluctuations of value to develop form creating an under-burning on the wood panel rather than an underpainting. this under-burning is then stained with oil color, sealed, and then she proceeds to glaze transparent oil color until the image is complete. The content of each piece is focused around the concept of multiple selves or mutable identities. We play multiple roles in our social environment, at the minimum we have a private and social self. Perhaps its a coping mechanism to address the chaos in our lives, but In a way, a single person has various identities encompassing exaggerated characteristics that are interchangeable depending on each specific situation.
Kristi Bockrath graduated Magna Cum Laude from Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD). She received her Bachelors Degree in Illustration with an emphasis on Drawing and Painting from LCAD. Kristin has developed techniques that blend both traditional medium with unconventional new methods, such as a combination of Pyrography followed by traditional Oil Painting. After Graduation Kristin began participating in Art Shows in Los Angeles and Orange County.