Purchase elements and prints of some of the work shown here at: www.etsy.com/shop/karagunter.
Replicating existing and created objects using various techniques, including casting, allows me to explore the aesthetic and conceptual implications of multiples. In some cases, repetition points to the dysfunction of the mindthe well-worn rut in the brain that leads to over-analyzing. Repetition also functions as emphasis of an idea, and always points to the ritual in the art making process. The ritual is found in the physical act of duplicating the object. This elevates the thing to a revered status, labored over and placed out of context of its everyday existence. Repetitious movements of casting, removing cast from moldin some cases hundreds of timespoints to my most earnest efforts to fully explore emotion and meaning.
Concepts of exploration in some of this work are those of obsession and compulsion, of trials and cycles of behavior.