Label Text: “The key to understanding my work is not to see what is painted, but rather to feel it," said the artist. This richly colored, multi-layered abstract painting exhibits an ordered, linear, architectural structure that reflects the artists’ training in the Bauhaus style of visual design at the Institute of Design in Chicago under Lazlo Moholy-Nagy. The Bauhaus movement, originating in early 20th century Germany, strove to unite arts and crafts with industrial manufacturing, thus rejuvenating design for everyday life.
Hinkle had strong ties to Western Michigan, having grown up in St. Joseph and attended Kalamazoo College. Upon the death of her husband, Richard Koppe, in 1973, Hinkle returned to Kalamazoo to grieve and to manage Koppe’s estate. It was here that she, in fact, died less than a year later.