Karen Ernst | Eddy, 2020

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Karen Ernst | Eddy, 2020
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Karen Ernst | Edinboro, Pennsylvania
Eddy, 2020
6 x 2 x 6 inches | 15.24 x 5.08 x 15.24 cm

When considering how to interpret the theme “Elements”, the concept of water kept coming to the forefront. Water – its textures, colors, forms, “moods”, and the feelings that large expanses of it inspire – often informs my artwork. I have spent a lot of time in and on water - as a competitive swimmer, on extensive rafting trips, and more recently when open water swimming. While water/swimming is usually a refuge for me, its power can also feel like resistance, whether it is in the form of a choppy lake or a swirling river eddy that hinders your progress.

Karen Ernst is a Professor in the Art Department at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where she has been teaching woodworking and furniture design since 2004. Originally from East Aurora, NY, she received a B.A. in Studio Art from SUNY Geneseo, and her M.F.A in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She maintains an active studio practice, exhibiting the furniture and sculptural objects she makes across the U.S. She is currently the Vice President of the Furniture Society.

Instagram: ernst_karen

Categories: Sculpture, Woodturning, Contemporary Craft, Wood Art