April 07, 2005
Karen Kamenetzky - cellscapes
Karen Kamenetzky's art quilts appear to be a spiritual union between Gustav Klimt and the most exciting parts of botany. Organic cellscapes shimmer in jewel tones. Layers of hand dyed cotton, silk, cheesecloth, yarn, embroidery thread and tulle create layers that create an organic mystery.
Kamenetzky's artist statement reads: "I am a self taught artist. I began creating traditional quilts more than ten years ago but found I resisted following directions. I now dye all my fabric and enjoy playing with color and line. Currently, most of my pieces are inspired by microscopic/cellular and underground imagery. I am fascinated with imagining how hidden parts of the natural world affect the world we see."
A statement for the 2004 Art Quilts/New England show reads: "After viewing various plant cell images, the form of this piece took shape. It depicts an imaginary point of transformative change on a cellular level."Posted by sfenton at April 7, 2005 08:41 AM