Karen Gilbert, USA
"I see my work from two sides; One is the exploration of materials, the other is the content of my ideas. The functional forms in nature and science, put together, are those we find familiar. I see these most primal forms as road maps for everything we think and feel. The smallest form can be a visual representation of the larger complexity; What is underneath the surface is what I choose to explore. I try to question ideas about where comfort and beauty are found. The objects I make are my expressions of a new narrative."
Materials: Handblown glass, oxidized sterling silver, amethyst, aquamarine, garnet, green amethyst, iolite, labradorite