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christine kaiser’s fairytales of the modern world

Looking at Christine Kaiser’s work (at the ACC show) I somehow felt like I was getting a glimpse of the artist’s psyche and imagination road map.

Let Go
8″ x 7.25″ x 3″
painted wood, pencil drawing graphite, lid of antique cigar box

Each of the sculptures begins as a plank of Basswood or Poplar that is cut, stacked, shaped and carved using a bandsaw, rotary tool and sander.

New Dress
6″ x 3.5″ x 2″
painted wood, graphite, pencil drawing

Kaiser then paints the wood shapes, adding elements of mixed media and the final touch –  simple graphite drawings that tug at some familiar feeling held inside long ago.

Fly Away

“Part of their charm is the tension between sweet and not so sweet. I use elements of cartoons, animation stills, dreams , and other references to weave my stories. To root the pieces in the world I use a fairly classical visual aesthetic.” Christine Kaiser

Don’t Tell
9″ x 6.75″ x 2.25″
painted wood, pencil drawing, wire, graphite, antique cigar box bottom

It’s Just Like Going To Sleep

See more of Kaiser’s sculptures here.
Read an article about the artist here (and learn about the kind of art she made early on in her career).

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