Karen Rips:

Altered Surfaces

Show: March 11 to April 26

Opening: March 10 from 6 to 7:30 pm

Fiber is my medium of choice because it is tactile, easily manipulated, and allows itself to be altered in many different ways. 

I see art in everything around me.  In nature, architecture, photographs, my family, and in the works of other artists of all disciplines.

I create my own fabric using a variety of surface design elements, usually building upon my previous creations by trying new techniques.  Textural elements are important in my work because they pull the viewer in for a closer look at the art.”