Katina Desmond's imagery is enigmatic and filled with grace.. She is an alchemist, infusing ordinary base elements - shadows, water; or the curves and edges of our sometimes hard and rigid world - with more supple, subtle mysteries that play in our memory long after we view them. Delicately rendered but powerfully endowed, each piece seduces the eye, intrigues the mind and leaves the soul nourished. Desmond creates her images using a variety of techniques and media including traditional and digital photography, painting, collage and photomontage. Her unique eye for design combines with strong composition skills, and the viewer can sense the influence that surrealists and abstract artists such as Man Ray, Max Ernst and Kandinsky have had on her work. Desmond has the uncanny ability to enliven the inanimate and create a feeling of enchantment out of the ordinary.