Project Description

Karen Coburn

Sculpture – Chatsworth, California

I love the process of creating. I start with wire and modeling compounds—just bits and pieces—and in the end there exists a three dimensional creation that wasn’t there before. And it has a life of its own. I may start out working on a piece that I want to go in a specific direction or say a specific thing. But, during the process the piece tells me the direction it wants to take and in the end it is often so far from my original idea and intention that I have to stand back in awe.

I am moved by sensuality of the process-the feel and textures of the materials, the way everything smells, the music that plays in the background and in the end what I see. To me it’s magic. I love the human figure. As the outward manifestation of all our hopes and fears, joys and sorrows, our experiences and emotions, it is the perfect vehicle for expressing life’s journey.

I work in the traditional lost wax process of bronze casting. The rich acid and dye patinas of my bronzes heighten the rhythm, movement and passion of my creations. The enhanced colors accentuate the rising passion, excitement and emotional energy that typical bronzes do not have. giving full expression to my vision.

Upcoming Shows

  • Sausalito Arts Festival Virtual Art Festival Virtual Art Festival Experience September 10-12, 2020
  • Indian Wells Arts Festival Spring 2020
  • Art Around the Corner, St George Utah 2020-2021
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(571) 438-0588