Digital Print with Chine-Collé, 2020
The “Cornered” series utlizes the natural forms (twigs, branches) found in the Boreal forest outside my studio. Tranferred to board, they are cut and reassembled for photography to create three-dimensional calligraphy – interconnected movements and rhythm.
My intentions is to explore theme of contained energy and interdependence in a weightless sculptural stage.
Well, at the beginning, it was a perfect opportunity to combine handwork and photography together. I really fell in love with the beauty of the rich blacks of intaglio. In the pure, growing whites of the paper, and the glistening white surface of the paper, it suited my sensibility. It was tactile, and it was a very slow process. And relaxed relationship between the quality of the light of the photograph and the solidity of mass volume of sculpture really attracted me. — Karen Dugas
karen dugas was unable to do a video interview, but we were still able to chat with her and she also wanted to share some images of her studio and the countryside around her home:
“Together, the series chords are increased, encourage a filmic interpretation, because when you see them in a series, they’re moving from one to the next, combining digital evolution colliery with a paper and bring new and old techniques together.” — Karen Dugas