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Shibui, definition -

The balance of simplicity and complexity to ensure that one does not tire of the object but constantly finds new meanings and enriched beauty that cause its aesthetic value to grow over time.

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Karen Mahardy

Karen is interested in a consciousness of place, not in the sense of an enclosed three-dimensional environment, but rather the simultaneous awareness of form and non-form deriving from an intensification of attention. 

In her work she explores distilling the energy of a specific place, experience, or relationship down to its minimalist essence. She does this by using the language of geometry and architecture and focusing on the point where the work is in a state of becoming and contains action, as if movement were frozen in time. 

Karen was the recipient of the 2012 Bullseye Glass EMERGE Best Newcomer and Academic awards. She completed her MFA in Glass from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2013 and exhibited with Bullseye Gallery at SOFA Chicago 2013. 

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