Artist Information for Karol Kusmaul
I delight in pattern, merging many prints to create texture and visual interest in my work. Portraits and still life are my favorite subjects, but occasionally I also make landscapes and abstracts. A longtime art teacher and quilter, I have merged the two into my current work/play. I rarely sketch or use photo references although I take many photos. I prefer to just play with shapes and let the pieces develop serendipitously.Images scroll down to view all
Lighting the Way50" x 30"
I took a two week fiber artist's tour of Japan in January of 2018. This is a place I found in a neighborhood near Mount Fuji. The stone lantern and stairway led to a small shrine overlooking a lake. I made this image using mostly fabrics from men's shirts.
Enthroned34.5" x 28"
Enthroned was created spontaneously. I was aiming for a fun, yet powerful woman, using patterns that I enjoy.
Boom!35" x 18.5"
BOOM! was created on a day when the rest of my family was off working or golfing, and I was left alone to play! I channeled my inner Picasso and Modigliani.
Pottery23" x 19"
Pottery is a playful, imaginary still life, with a focus on pattern, color, and contrast.
Filling Up44" x 32"
Filling Up was created as a challenge to focus more on the negative space than the positive figure. I happened to be in the car at a stop light in Tampa when I spotted a woman all dressed up and pumping gas. I needed to capture this memorable moment in time.