“Life’s pretty straight without a Twistie. The shadow characters role is to destroy, it can represent our darkest desires or rejected qualities and can symbolise our greatest fears and phobias and a reflection of the heroes qualities. The story of Ned Kelly the Australian bushranger came into horse wrangling out of necessity for his impoverished families. All accounts he was touted as a robin hood type, if you believe these stories it reflects on this character and the duality of personality. Twisties a favourite aussie snack its tagline. Life’s pretty straight without a Twistie – we all need a bit of Twistie.”
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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