Birch Bark Series

The bark works began as meditations on beauty in nature. I would delicately mend and embellish found bits of birch bark, treating the fragments as small paintings.

The Tree Spirit  figures and vessels evolve organically from their mended birch 'torsos with copper wire crochet.' They pay tribute to the history of ‘women's work:’ we salvage, mend, piece together, and adorn–both the objects in our lives and our relationships.

Karen Searle

Modern Art & Design