kelly schrader’s work can be described as an exploration of art’s ability to imitate life. they use a broad range of conventional art materials in addition to objects they encounter during their everyday life. schrader is influenced by artists such as rauschenberg, man ray, and duchamp, whose works frequently featured non-art and everyday materials. they believe that art and life cannot be separated, and therefore everything that exists in life can possibly be used within their work. common themes schrader deals with are time, process, identity and image.