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Karen Kamenetzky

"My art explores the rich metaphorical stories I find in microscopic cellular imagery."

Karen Kamenetzky believes that all change happens on an infinitesimal level and results in the world we experience everyday. Kamenetzky creates a kind of invented biology, zooming in on that fundamental nature of things and bringing it into vision. She works loosely from sketches but each piece travels a route of evolution and change. Beginning with white cotton and silk, Kamenetzky adds vibrant saturated color with dye and paint. The fabric is then cut freehand and the entire piece constructed using layered raw edge appliqué. Machine and hand stitching add lines of light and shadow as well as color.
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Roots of Rhythm X
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Beneath I
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,600
$ 2,210
You Are Here
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,900
$ 2,465
Roots of Rhythm VI
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
$ 2,380
Fundamental Change IV
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
$ 2,380
Seed Dreaming I
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
$ 2,380
Seed Dreaming II
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
$ 2,380
Emergence II
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
$ 2,380
Emergence I
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,800
$ 2,380
Life Goes On I
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,600
$ 2,210