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Karin Schminke

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EXHIBITION: Karin Schminke
Experiencing nature provides a visual meditation on pattern and form that nourishes the mind and spirit. It provides the opportunity for contemplation of a vast array of intricate forms and an even wider assortment of complex visual relationships. Creating a microcosm of those forms and relationships is central to Karin Schminke’s art. Her work delves into relationships of form and pattern to create art that serves as a focal point for reflection.

Schminke is known for her pioneering work in integrating digital media with traditional arts materials . Several years ago, she began experimenting with laser cutting and etching in her studio. Beginning with drawings of natural forms, she developed imagery that could be cut on a laser. By alternately painting and etching wood she found she could create textural works that reflected natural processes.

That work eventually led to larger works cut from plywood and metal. These “screens” reflect an interest in natural processes such as flow and growth. Light plays a critical role as the screens are installed floating several inches in front of the wall to allowing the art to interact with its own cast shadow. The complexity
of the resulting interplay is reminiscent of direct experiences of nature as both the changing light of the day and the position of the viewer effects what is seen.

Schminke’s art has been shown extensively both nationally and internationally for over 40 years. Commissions and collections of her art appear in dozens of corporate and public spaces across North America. A few examples include the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., Electronic Arts in Vancouver, B. C., several Seattle area libraries including the University of Washington Bothell campus, Marriott hotel lobby in Michigan, plus various office buildings and hospitals on both coasts. Her art commissions are included in numerous private collections. She maintains a studio near Seattle, Washington.

Patricia Cameron Fine Art

Patricia Cameron Fine Art


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Patricia Cameron Fine Art was established in Seattle in 1998 to 2005 with galleries in Pioneer Square, and in South Lake Union 2005-2014. Since 2014 Patricia Cameron Fine Art has actively continued to offer artworks on line by selected artists, in selected Pop up exhibit spaces , and with Art Consulting Services.