Artist Profile: Karen & Marc Collaborations

Collaboration Karen Pierce Marc Jenesel

Artist Statement

This work is about relationships: how we relate to each other and to the materials. Itís a dance of the media, the colors, the textures, the materials, and our own individual ideas of how the finished piece should look. There is a subtle complexity to this work: the more one looks at the piece, the more one sees. The challenge is to marry all of these different characteristics into an elegant and harmonious whole that reflects the natural surroundings from which the materials come. Ultimately each piece should look like the perfect, long-term relationship: one that you canít imagine any other way. In our case, Marc starts the sentence with raku and Karen finishes it with fiber.