Silicon Valley Open Studios

Connecting artists to art enthusiasts

Artist: Karen Van Galder

Studio: Van Galder

Title: Karl
Description: Ceramic
Media: Sculpture
Size: 10 x 10 x 14
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Contact Karen Van Galder



Phone: (408) 355-4805

2019  Showings

wheelchair accessible

May 18 - 19 , Site: 328
200 Kimble Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030


About Karen Van Galder

Karen Van Galder 2019

The works created for this show highlight my interests in the spiritual leader. Black Elk of the Oglala Lakota tribe said, "And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell, and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of things in the spirit, and and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being." This amazing insight is what I want to give the viewer! The totem pole traditionally is outdoor art and a platform that for creation, it has always spoken to me and I thrive in its creation.
Glaze is the other aspect of ceramic sculpture that fascinates me. Glazing is a challenge that creates, enhances, and ads layers of complexity the piece. The journey of creation continues to be challenging and fulfilling.
Native American art inspires and fascinates me as my journey continues. Animals I see and meet; their faces and gestures give me inspiration to create my sculptures. I find inspiration in all forms of art from ancient Greek and Asian art to German expressionism, the Bay Area movement, and all current art around the globe. Going to galleries and museums, is what I enjoy almost as much as creating art. Art is a huge part of my daily life.