Cathy works with paper cut outs, as she is most at home with a pair of scissors in her hand. She likes to arrange and rearrange the pieces until she has a sense of balance and message.
Use of transparency and luminosity lets the light shine through the work. She also works with reflection to add an extra dimension.
Cathy often works with multiples, taking one image and making many more much like paper dolls from a folded piece of paper. Sometimes the patterns become mandalas or banners.
Sometimes a poem will find it self connected to the artwork, and she likes to show them together to fuse the verbal and nonverbal message.
The printed images from the cutouts work well for individually printed graphics. Prints of her work have sold well for over 15 years. She also has cards for some of her favorites.
Cathy also works with assemblage as a kind of three dimensional collage incorporating other textures and materials.