Kim Van Antwerp

My work is focused on using materials and compositions that bring an element of the unexpected to familiar forms.

The viewer is invited to move between the known and unknown as they experience the piece when they recognize a familiar material, object or texture but see it next to something they can’t quite place–or used in a way that defies instant recognition.

It is this manipulation of the expected that informs my work and gives it an energy, the fascination of a conversation between odd and familiar.

Using vintage and antique materials adds the element of time to a piece; the viewer is enabled to notice she stands in multiple dimensions at once: the known, the unknown, and the past.

We are always experiencing these things but sometimes need a nudge to help us notice. It is my intention that my work serves as a reminder to open our minds to all that is around us.

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  • Your classes are just amazing and I have learned sooo much from Cindy Pope’s classes on the Silhouette machines. She breaks it down so any beginner can learn. I didn’t take my Curio out of the box for a year until I watched her class. Now I’m addicted

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