Artist Statement: Karin Lowney-Seed
“It was my intention to be an artist from the very beginning. I am visually stimulated by everything. Patterns, colors, objects, figures, shapes, and life’s aesthetic rhythms draw me in. My eye bolts to the dramatic and the bold. Recently, I have embarked on a series of landscapes/waterscapes, a genre that has eluded me until now. My access in was language. Language allows me to feel the space I am trying to create.
Through the rhythms of the language pieces I discovered this same sensation in fabrics. This inspired my recent and current series based on clothes and fabric textiles, influenced by the Cathedra 900 project.
I began with the concept that the clothes that hang in our closet show our personality.
Also while studying the tomb figures in Exeter Cathedral, it was pointed out to me that the figures appear to have been carved upright and then turned to lie flat on top of the tombs.
The folds in the figures’ clothing are carved as though the figures are upright giving the sculptures an awkward appearance. I liked this effect. To me it breathed life into the folds of the carvings. Somewhere in my mind the idea of painting clothes hanging in closets or bolts of fabric and turning them into a landscape, like the tomb sculptures, merged together. On many levels I believe this to be my most successful series. I am extremely excited for the endless possibilities and personalities I am discovering through this process.”
For more information about Karin’s art: www.twobluechairs.com