1. Mantled -24 x 36 x 7 in.
2. Onepointsixoneeight – 27 x 35 x 6 in.
I am inspired by nature – by the pure, simple and beautiful forms and textures that nature presents. My work explores the expressive possibilities of combining natural and non-traditional materials with methods that have a deep and rich history in working with fiber – loom and hand weaving, twining, plaiting, coiling, netting, crochet and knitting. There is a meditative tranquility that one feels from the repetitive nature of craft work. The evidence of my hands in my work communicates a sense of peace and happiness to the viewer, and the most common response is delight and joy followed by a desire to reach out and touch. It is important that my art be accessible, approachable and livable and my hope is that people find in my work a connection to our natural world.
© Karen Gubitz