News__ Meet Mary Katherine

June 17, 2009 | By

Mary Katherine is the kind of girl who everyone was secretly obsessed with in high school, including you. She did her own thing. She played an instrument you had never even heard of. She drew in her journals during math class. She wore fantastically weird, ill-fitting clothes. She slunk through school quietly while the rest of you were too busy with prom. Her individuality scared you. Yeah, admit it! It scared you but it wasn't enough to stop the weird crush you had on her. Where is she now? We don't know about that girl, but Mary Katherine Dunwody is in Macon, Georgia making music, drawing and taking beautiful snap shots of her surroundings. hearty came across her website, This Poem Has Been Caught Stealing and we have been girl-crushing over her bashful exhibitionism ever since. Meet Mary Katherine.

Who are you and what do you do?

Mary Katherine Dunwody. I'm a college student, English major, artist & musician. I'm aiming to be a teacher & write & illustrate demented children's books for grown-ups.

Why do you love to draw and take photos?

Drawing has always been my most important means of creative expression. Photography is up there too, I started taking pictures when I was around 14 with my dad's old 35mm. I use myself as my primary model pretty much because I'm always around & know the images I want from myself.

What inspires you?

All the aforementioned, my southern heritage, the collective unconscious. At this point in my life & in others, female artists inspire me the most. I consider my best friend Logan White my photography muse. Tara Sinn is a design goddess. The people I "meet" through the Internet Etherverse are a constant inspiration. I'm reliving my childhood obsession with such women musicians as Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Ani DiFranco, Sinead O'Connor, Rasputina's Melora Creager, and even more new artists who are improving on our feminine history. Some of my current favorite female bands are Nite Jewel, Fancie, and Pocahaunted.

How is music a big part of your life?

I've been playing piano since I was 10 or so, so music is a huge part of my life. The drums came later, and manipulative keyboards much later. I play drums in a psych-folk band called Ghost Train which is currently on hiatus due to 2 members relocation. My one-woman noise/spacefolk project is Some Witches are Horses which is the result of hours in hiding seeking out spirits & magic currents & tapping into transmission veins.

What do you heart?

Magic + cats, horses, art, film, ladies & lady-dom, androgyny, sexuality, music.

All photos by Mary Katherine

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