“The heralds’ job is to warn and challenge. Announce the course of the story, the call to adventure. The labyrinth being the home of the Minotaur. Theseus set a challenge to slay the Minotaur. Given a ball of wool from Ariadne daughter of the king of Minos (the issuer of the edict) to assist Theseus in his ability to find his way out of the labyrinth. The minotaur could be a hero or a bastard in this story. It wasn’t his fault he was born of bull and human – his diet consisted of young men and women from Athens. I like to think he absconded with the wool and knitted himself a nice scarf.”
About the Artist
“I like it when I get a physical reaction from people when they view my art. The whimsy, fun and sometimes political nature of life is evident in my work. By expressing the fierceness of a female, the ridiculous in a scenario, becomes a message turned into humour softening the blow, breaking down barriers. The expressionist nature of my work tries to blur the edges of reality and hopefully makes people smile, wonder, think and create conversation.”
Karen Chappelow has been sculpting and painting for more than 20 years, she has a drive for bucking the system and invites the viewer to view life through a different lens. Karen has collectors both Nationally and Internationally.
In recent times Karen has been extensively exhibiting in New York, Madrid, Luxembourg, Berlin, Rome and Malmo-Sweden. Also exhibiting in group shows in Perth and Melbourne. Karen’s work has appeared on the “The Block” a TV renovation show on Channel 9.
Karen will also be appearing in Home Design Magazine August 2023 edition.
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