Karen Kuff-Demicco

My recent work incorporates faces and figures as a means for conveying my thoughts. Associations with the human face and form are universal. The faces and figures I portray are at times representational, fragmented and/or gestural within a narrative framework. Subtle variations, gentle gestures, and color placement, hue and value imply meaning.

The series of small heads that I am currently working on are both a challenge and a joy to make. I start with no preconceived notion of the outcome. I let my imagination, observation and ideas direct my work with the small heads. In contrast, most of my larger work starts with a predetermined concept.

I am currently a self-employed artist working in my studio with primarily low fire clay. My background includes: a BfA in Scullpture, BA in Geology and an MS in Urban Planning. I have attended numerous workshops in clay around the country and taken many years of summer school at Alfred University.