RhapsodySize: 3’ 3” x 21” x12” Location: Pedestal # Price: $13,000.00 RHAPSODY was inspired by the classical music Karen listens to while sculpting. Works by Liszt, Debussy and Gershwin (and of course, Queen) helped this piece achieve a sense of improvisation and a free-flowing form, while still being part of an integrated, whole expression of the artist’s themes of joy and movement. This sculpture was created – as are all of Karen’s works – via the lost-wax cast bronze process. The body has a silver nitrate patina, and is surrounded by a highly polished bronze ribbon, finished in an industrial-strength acrylic.
Continuum - 2019$5,500
18"x41"x11" Continuum is a sculpture from my Nature Series. It expresses the most basic connections between Man and Nature, and their unity and dependence on one another. This bronze sculpture was originally inspired by, and fashioned from, the 40-year-old wisteria vine in my garden. The wisteria was used to form the matrix upon which the human form was sculpted, serving as a microcosm of the larger ideas expressed. In 1982 I returned to school and obtained a second B.A. and M.A. in Art. I have done commissions and taught art to adults and children for the last 35 years. I am grateful for the ability to express myself through my creations, and in doing so touch the hearts and souls of others in significant and enduring ways.
Reaching - 2018While I work in many mediums, bronze is my medium of choice. It is strong and enduring. The beauty and power of watching the molten metal flow into what is my creation is like a birth. It is magical.
My sculptures are a visual expression of the rich range of emotions, moods and personal growth I have experienced throughout my life. "Reaching" is one of those pieces. For me she exemplifies inner awareness, strength, determination and a sense of rhythm with the life around her. The use of vivid colors enhances the movement and heightens my statement.
Meet the Artist
In my career I have taught art to adults and children, done commissions for corporations, the movie industry, animators, and sold my work from California to Florida. My process of creating is a joyful, passionate journey. To be able to share my creations with others enriches and validates my art and being.