“There is a joyful creativity within Karin Swildens, and it finds expression perfectly in her sculptural works that draw from life experiences and her ‘c’est la vie’ optimism’.”
— Charles Lonberger, Beverly Hills Outpost
Drawing was her first love but in the early 80’s Karin started carving wood sculptures and soon after discovered clay, which has been her preferred medium ever since.
Born in the Netherlands and raised in Morocco, Karin studied art in Paris, France. After her studies she worked on the restoration of “Le Louvre Museum” paintings, illustrated children’s magazines, was the author and illustrator of a children’s book “Poutou et Pitchoun” published by Dessain et Tolra, Paris and designed scarves for Hermès.
Over the years Karin has developed her own vocabulary of shapes: “Women” to express feelings, “Horses” to show strength and character, carved “Eggs” for new beginnings, “Fantamyths” combining fantasy and mythology to tell stories, and more that can be visited at her website and her home/studio.
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