Even as a child walking in the woods or strolling on a beach,
Karen observed that objects in the environment could be used to
describe the human condition. (A vine relies on the strength of a rigid
tree to reach up high off the ground, for instance.) She began to collect
bones, rocks, nuts, shells, mushrooms, etc. that “spoke to her”. By now
she has an extensive "found object" collection that serves as reference
or inspiration in her artwork.
Whether a figurative piece, a work that refers to nature, or a totally abstract sculpture, the constant is an interest in organic form. They describe the vibrancy of growth. She seeks to comment on the essential human experiences of birth, life and death. Often that means finding parallels in nature.
Karen strives to depict both the beauty and the rawness of life. She is drawn to how nature can be both spectacularly beautiful and horribly disgusting without any regard for either condition. It just is. Sometimes nature is humorous; sometimes forms seem threatening or mysterious.
Karen Kieser is the owner of Immersion Studio LLC in Ambler, PA. A variety of her sculpture can be viewed at the website: immersion- studio.com.
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