Karen Savary (Southern California)
My work is essentially a depiction of emotional experience. Emotions being an intangible quantity, as well as complex and multidimensional phenomena, present interesting visual challenges. I found that mixed media was ideally suited for dissection, analysis, and discovery of the intricate, layered aspects of the invisible and internal. Using bits and pieces of manufactured items, found objects, hardware, animal and plant material, and traditional art supplies I work to capture emotional response and experience. The work is often driven by emotional commotion, at other times by whimsy, but is usually on a continuum between both ends of that spectrum.