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Akester, Karen

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Karen Akester

In trying to capture remnants of the past I am dealing with fragile material, attempting to replace an idea with something tangible.I have been extensively collecting old memorabilia, clothes shoes and family photographs, all in various states of disrepair. Exploiting the rich textures and decaying materials and with an element of the half remembered, I can narrate my own stories transforming these discarded objects into meaningful and coherent ideas.

Details about work or recent projects

Working with the lost wax process of glass casting I produce clay models these are developed in wax before casting them in glass. Taking impressions from the cothes I replicate these using the pates de verre process.

Technique:
Casting, Cold work, Kiln work
Occupation:
Artist, Educator
Discipline:
Fine art, Media, Sculptural
Areas of Interest:
Competitions, Education, Exhibition