In 1986 Katie Truk was given an acrylic tube of neon colored knee highs as a birthday present. The colors and materials were so enchanting she kept them in the tube and displayed it as a piece of art in her bedroom. 1995 while an undergrad at Alfred University she began experimenting with pantyhose as a medium. In 1999, with the gift of some old beach fencing, brought about the first pantyhose and wire creations. 2001, in the wake of 911, Katie became a teacher. She began this journey at Creative Hands in Madison New Jersey. Since, she has taught at the Messy Artist in South Orange, Let’s Create in Boonton (now in Denville), Visual Arts Center in Summit, and West Windsor Art Center in West Windsor. Katie’s art, though size, colors, and texture of both wire and pantyhose change in each of the microcosm, they maintain to be a storybook of traits and personalities that can never be examined to tedium. Usually one can find one of her pieces being exhibited in the tri-state area.