I see the creative process as an experience of active contemplation and desire my work to inspire moments of quiet absorption and reflection in its viewers. I love the process of slow looking and developing layered, nuanced surfaces as a responsive and mindful acts in an era of constant distraction. The restorative, embodying aspects of working with tactile fiber and paint materials are central to my work. I also strive to convey an authentic experience of beauty in daily life and evoke the tenderness and sacramental qualities of domestic and familial rituals.
My fiber pieces and watercolors synthesize my sensations of the world around me into works created from observation. I focus on still life, window scenes and botanical imagery, typically on a small scale, to create intimate views into one’s interior life. By depicting objects like wedding rings, two cups on a table, a bouquet of flowers, my works hints at the interplay of absence and presence, memory and experience in human relationships.
Images of my work can be viewed at www.karapatrowicz.com