Kathleen Bennett Bastis is a mixed media artist whose work celebrates the inherent beauty of found objects that are cast off, washed up, worn out and walked over. She curates the streets, riverbanks and scrapyards collecting detached bits and fragments; allowing them to start the conversation that guides the direction of a piece. She forges a relationship between these unique elements by constructing a common language -translating their past narrative into present tense.

As a former producer for talk radio she wrote hundreds of short, descriptive five-minute segments about neighborhoods, restaurants, product alerts or shopping experiences in the Tri State area. She lives and writes in New York City and the Hudson River Valley.