I watch the model, I feel the tension of her movement in my own body. With my knife I make bold cuts in the block of clay, trying to capture the essence of the pose. I have to work fast, keeping the energy flowing, and when I start to see some life emerging from the clay, I feel alive too…
Inspired by biology, botany and the other sciences Karen Carlo Salinger creates fascinating and unique orgomorphic art and sculptures.
I am a figurative sculptor, mostly working in mixed media and ceramics. The fantasy and horror genres are my playground. Maybe my style is dark comic impressionist unrealism, but probably not because I have no idea what I’m talking about.
Create because you must. Create because you love the process and eventually the outcome. Invest in yourself, challenge yourself, and keep learning every day with a growth mindset that you will improve if you keep working at your craft. Strive to find the uniqueness in your ideating.
A skull, a pelvis, some vertebrae—warmly familiar ivory tones and archetypal shapes resonating deep in our memories. Looking closer, the shapes lack the sharp edges of bone. They are fibrous and irresistibly tangible.