Culture Crawl Artist Spotlight: Kari Kristensen
Crawl Artist and Modo Member Kari Kristensen
Kari Kristensen is one of 447 local artists displaying their work at the annual Eastside Culture Crawl. From November 19–22, the 19th annual Crawl will turn East Van into a huge visual arts, design and crafts festival. We’re proud to be a continuing sponsor for this celebration of local talent and are excited to see what the artists have in store for us this year.
My latest work
These two photos show pieces from my latest series, called Imagined Landscapes. Every work in this series is carved and printed out of linoleum. This work is very technique driven, the places I create take shape during the carving process. They are referential to form, but drawn from imagination. Often, linoleum cuts can be quite two dimensional. My latest works have been an exploration of pushing the boundaries of the medium and creating something new and alive.
1000 Parker Street Collaboration
This wood collage is my contribution to a project my studio mates and myself are creating for the Culture Crawl this year. The works are being made entirely out of discarded items found in the dumpster at our building, 1000 Parker Street. Done partly as a comment on the usefulness of trash and on the amount of waste we see every day, and partly born out of our desire to collaborate on a project as a group. Six of us share the studio space (there’s me, two jewelers, a painter and a shoemaker!) and we can’t help but be influenced by each other’s work, so it’s fun to do something together.
Being a Crawl artist
This is a sampling of some of my other work that will be on display and available at the Crawl. Although primarily a print maker, I’m often tempted to try other creative outlets to express myself.
My Modo Experience