Welcome! Begun in 2012 this site presents some visual creations out of the many I have made and destroyed in my 70 years on this planet. The content of the categories and the categories themselves may change from time to time, as I cycle through my inventory. The exception is “Shadowy Circumstances”. This continuing series adds a new picture, or sometimes two, every October 1st.

You can hover over, click on the thumbnail or click on the blue lettering (for a larger view and sometimes additional commentary). A few pictures will enlarge further if clicked in this mode, such as the Simurgh picture in “Black and White”, and all of the pictures in “Shadowy Circumstances”.

Thanks to my husband Bill for making this site possible, and thank-you for visiting – I hope you are amused. If you take away nothing else, remember – the Earth IS our heart.

Sincerely, Kate Swol

“But leave the Wise to wrangle, and with me

The Quarrel of the Universe let be:

And, in some corner of the Hubbub couch’d

Make Game of that which makes as much of Thee.”

from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Fitzgerald translation

For further information contact: pondskater@kas-art.com