Outcreating with the Kaycee Anseth Legacy Foundation


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When Kaycee Anseth died of cancer four years ago, she left behind a legacy of collage that is now on display in Bend, Ore.

Anseth's death journal is on display at the Scalehouse through May 25.

It's full of stories and images from Anseth's final days"Dying Days: An Art Journal About Such Things," reads the entry on the exhibit's website.

"Collage is something all of us do at some point in our liveswhen we are small in school putting together book reports, or as we grow into ourselves and create vision boards for our future," the entry reads.

"Kaycee took this medium to a new level, cutting and placing small fragments of discarded material and making it into something entirely new, unrecognizable from where it began and with story and meaning and emotion."

Anseth lived with her work "every day for many years," friend Karen Cammack tells Oregon Public Broadcasting.

"I was always struck by the small details and had forgotten that until I got to see the work in person again."

She also left behind a legacy: a nonprofit, the Kaycee Anseth Legacy Foundation, to give grants to artists for any reason they see fit.

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