035.. karen goetzinger
Live in Ottawa, Ontario Canada
It has morphed over the years from a solely textile art practice to accommodating the creation of large scale abstract paintings on canvas.
It hasn’t a speck of glamour, is tiny but efficient, is often an explosively colourful mess and there is no other place I’d rather be.
Even though my work has moved toward abstract painting, I have a show coming up entitled “Visible Mending.”
A few of the paintings that will be in the exhibit have been pieced together from smaller pieces of canvas and hand stitched together.
Two large long works (about 7 ft) will hang unstretched in the manner of a weaving or tapestry.
So, all that to say, I have not abandoned my fibre art roots!
Can't live without....
My well broken-in brushes
My pigment stained studio apron—putting it on signals the start of the creative process
Music — usually jazz
Feeling the drag of a brush as it releases paint on the surface of the canvas
25/1/2022 07:48:53 am
Wow, Karen !
26/1/2022 01:02:46 am
Haha, thank you for loving my ugly duckling studio! Yes, work does get done there and once I’m immersed in the work I kinda forget that I’m in the unfinished basement of our house. Here’s a link to a show catalogue I put together for “Visible Mending.” You may not be able to see the stitching (it is part of the point, visible but not totally visible) but the pieces paintings are “No Place to Rest,” “Resilience,” and “Reparation. https://issuu.com/kgoetzinger/docs/visible_mending_catalogue
25/1/2022 07:50:54 am
Love your studio. I'd love to see the stitched work too.
26/1/2022 01:06:07 am
Thank you, Carol! It isn’t pretty by any stretch of the imagination but art is made there! Here’s a link to a catalogue I put together of the pieces that will be in “Visible Mending.” Thank you for your interest in the stitched works. They are “No Place to Rest,” “Resilience,” and “Reparation.” https://issuu.com/kgoetzinger/docs/visible_mending_catalogue
25/1/2022 07:51:30 am
I love he juxtaposition of the carefully placed completed works (and you, as artist, in front of them) and then the creative reality of what happens behnd the scenes! I also loved seeing things I have n my studio where there is no choice but to be messy and creative. Thank you for sharing. I can feel your energy.
26/1/2022 01:11:15 am
LOL we are talking high contrast aren’t we! I do have to admit though I am often a bit jealous of spacious warehouse size studios but maybe it’s a good thing that given the size of my pieces I can only work on one painting at a time and see it to completion before moving on to the next. Keeps me focused. Thank you for your kind words.
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