Julia Garrels and Karen Danielson at Nature Consortium
November 8 WSAW, 2012
Bio: I have been working in metal for over 14 years now. I studied in Michigan, then made my way West, first working out of studios in Chicago, then to Portland, next to Seattle where I have resided for almost 10 years. My inspiration comes from the nature that surrounds us. I have worked mainly in enamel for the last 6 years. Enamel is the fusion of glass to metal, an ancient process that involves heating the glass and metal together at a very high temperature. I fell in love with the medium/process because it really speaks to me and helps bring my visions to life. Much of my focus is on the birds of the Northwest.
Karen Danielson/Sky and Earth Healing Arts
Bio: The inspiration for my work comes from nature, the elements, indigenous cultures, creation, stories, and myth. I want to remind people of the natural world all around us and the miracle of creation. The various materials I use in my pieces include clay, cloth material, paint, inks, feathers, wood, bones, horse hair, deer hide, beads, and metals. Each piece is one of a kind and comes with a story.