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KARLENE KAE SCHOEDEL

Art has always been a part of my life. I’ve worked in many different mediums through the years: fiber, clay, mixed media and jewelry.

I have been working with recycled metals and materials for the last few years, and my favorite is rusty stuff.  I have used some items I brought from my grandparents’ farm in Montana, and I continue to find pieces in some of the most unlikely places. I am constantly having friends drop off treasures and so my collection keeps growing.

Sometimes I draw out my ideas for a piece, but usually the pieces speak to me and as I gather together a pile of possibilities, it seems they have a life of their own and I move them around, adding and subtracting until it feels right. Then I can start to weld—what fun!

I have so much fun making this metal art. I hope you enjoy them, too.