Karen Rand Anderson
Over decades, my relationship with the natural world and an affinity for landscape have consistently informed my art practice, whether the work is two or three dimensional. In 2005, I began working sculpturally with branches, bones, vines and other organic materials, hearkening back to my undergraduate work at RISD in the 1970s, where I worked in porcelain in combination with materials such as shells, bones, rocks and wood. The resulting body of work from 2005-2012 was a series of “branchworks”: vessels, objects, and twisted and woven organic forms formed with branches and vines, sometimes combined with found objects.
With a background in both two- and three-dimensional art, I have continually combined the two, toggling between painting/drawing and sculpture. In all the mediums I have worked in, energetic, intuitive mark-making and an emotional, process-driven approach characterize what I want and need to express.
Here are a few examples of her work.