Karen Elder, West Coast Artist Bent-Tree-Studio, Hornby Island BC
Karen Elder, West Coast ArtistBent-Tree-Studio, Hornby Island BC 

Mixed Media

This 3D mixed media self-portrait is what I created for the Hornby Island Self Portrait Artshow in July 2014.  Images by participatory artists could be imaginary, spiritual, realistic or just a feeling or any form the artist wanted to take to portray themselves.  Mine is whimsicial and comes from a feeling that I strive for....that of serenity, peace and inner happiness.  

 

I made this as a 3D image using a cast of my face that was done in a workshop in Prince Rupert in the 1980's.  The cast sat in a bucket for over 20 years so was somewhat warped.  Trying to come up with something unique, I used the cast, added molding clay, smoothed and attached it to the cradleboard using paper mache.  I then painted the background as the westcoast, salish sea, with a moon in the dark sky.  The face was painted and hair and other items added as I went.  I am a pisces and I love the water and the Westcoast.  I feel I am somewhat of a moonchild as well as I can rarely sleep during the full moon phase.  Because I am a Canadian through and through, I added the maple leaf.

 

This was a lot of fun to create and it gives me a sense of peace and harmony within!

"Karendipity" - 16 x 20 - NFS

News:

SOLO EXHIBITION:  My solo exhibition at the Hornby Island Co-op (Ringside Market) in the Fall of 2016 went very well and produced some good sales and a new commission. The Co-op offers a  great location with large high walls to showcase artwork and is the hub of the Island.  I was very grateful to be able to display my work here.

 

SHOWS COMING UP IN 2017There are two group shows through HIAC coming up in the summer of 2017 which I will participate in.  Otherwise, I will mainly be selling my work through my studio so drop on by!

Bent Tree Studio officially opened Aug. 2014 ...

Hours:  Normally I can be open most days from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  My "Open sign" will be out or please call for an appointment.  Check it out...

 

Art Cards for sale... 

Art cards can be found in my studio, the Co-op, HIAC and on this website. 

 

Volunteer Projects   Check out "The Cat of Many Colours" - auctioned for HUGGS in July 2016.

 

Photo Gallery 

 

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