Friday, February 19, 2010

whimsy in a heart.

I am loving the whimsy of Karen Lederer's installations. Perfect for a valentine week.

I love how she uses found mass produced items of saccharine love and sweetness to make fun and dynamic installations. They are so playful and sweet and yet a little tiny bit horrific.

I would love to fall upon a gallery filled with her collections, drawings, and sweet hearts.

Her work reminds me a bit of my friend Kim Hennessey- their work is actually quite different but how they approach their material and installation speak well to each other.

See more of Karen's work here.


Amelia said...

wow - you feature some amazing work here!

Thank you.


Joetta M. said...

thanks so much. I try to find good stuff but it is nice to know i am hitting the mark. ofcourse I can only feature it because so much amazing work is already out there to find:)

kim said...

haha i was just reading this post and looooving this artist... maybe she's my soul mate?

ps putting yr check in the mail today or else... i've had it in my purse for a week.

Joetta M. said...

perhaps she is. when i saw her work i could not help but think of your way of working on the wall and with the most unexpected materials. i am sure you all would get on great:)