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Karen J Wassmer Artist

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BC: Contemporary Art and Sculpture Encaustic Paintings Mixed media Art | ©Whispering Angels® 2011 Art Studio Karen J Wassmer To learn more about me and my exhibition schedule please see my website: Please call for a consultation 860-316-5128 My Gallery is in Middletown CT FULL of artwork. Call for appointment.

FC: The Art of KAREN J WASSMER Award winning! Contemporary, self taught, artist.... Creating fine art sculpture for the public, professionals, and regular folks too! Butterfly is 11'x9' kinetic sculpture of your garden or yard. | Big Butterfly 2008

1: "The Bird Bath was created for an exhibition on Block Island, RI, USA. This sculpture is created from formed concrete, and hand formed copper sheet. It is kinetic and well engineered for outside harsh weather. sTanding almost 8 feet tall this sculpture represents a bird and it has a claw which has taken hold of the earth, or perhaps it has landed upon the earth. The Bird represents protection and strength. This piece collects water, but does not hold the water very long. The beaks, if you will, pivot in the wind for aerodynamic structural purposes. This sculpture is perfect for the garden or yard as it brings some height and has earth colors. $1,500 | © Karen J Wassmer 2011 Whispering Angels® Art Studio | Butterfly sculpture at the Downtown Stamford, CT Mall. This is a beautiful sculpture. $5000 | Please call for appointment to see art 860-316-5128 Middletown, CT....

2: The Dragonfly was created as a commission for the Downtown Stamford, CT Arts Council in 2009 and on exhibit throughout the summer. It is created from sheet copper, rolled and brazed. The eyes are hand formed brass. The Dragonfly is 9' long and 8' wide. The wings are spacious as to reflect the luminosity of real dragonfly wings and for aerodynamic purposes; as most large sculptures need to be sound in design when outside elements will play a part of its' survival. I have a natural and educated ability to design and build larger sculpture which will withstand all weather changes and situations. This Dragonfly has a centrifuge created from steel flat stock, which attaches the wings for easy transport. This beautiful dragonfly is designed to hang on the outside of a house, shed or barn and is very much a conversation piece. $3,000

3: These are smaller Dragonfly sculptures for inside. These are created from found glass jars, wire, screen, and various eyes. They range from 1x1' to 3x3'. The legs are copper or light steel. They are designed to hang from the wall or stand on a high spot. Very attractive addition to a home or office. Price ranges from $150-$300 | I was featured on HGTV in 2008 April on a show called "Thats Clever" creating these glass dragonflies. | ©Karen J Wassmer 2011

4: These are original "Whispering Angels®" wall sculptures I create using found objects, dishes, utensils, hand carved hard woods, vintage fabrics, vintage jewelry, and other components. I have been commissioned to create these as a memorabilia for clients using their objects; from a loved one who has passed, or as a theme for a certain room or business. I have sold these, and shipped them all over the world. And they were also featured in the same HGTV program as my dragonflies. Whispering Angels® is a registered trade mark name in America. all rights reserved. | The wall sculptures range in height and width and are designed for inside wall decorations and expressions . A whimsical contemporary art style. I can create a more contemporary look and style or a more primitive style. It all depends upon what you want! I can use my elements or yours. These range from $150 - $300

5: Whispering Angels® sculptures have been known to be over 8' tall. These larger sculptures are created for restaurants, offices, or homes with 9' ceilings. Price ranges from $250- $500 | Please call me for consultations for individual designs. 860-316-5128

6: Assemblage | Using found objects, farm implements, and other parts and pieces for a unique contemporary style . These pieces are 3'x 2' in general. $350 ea. | Assemblage. The top left one was selected for the New Britain Museum of Art in New Britain, CT this year for their members' art show. | All of my artwork is one of a kind and unique. | Close up of assemblage

7: Public Art Sculpture created for Long Branch, NJ. "Balance" It is about balancing our eco-systems. Steel, wood, fiberglass 10'x9'wide $2,500 | I have a 4,000 sf barn in the rural portion of Durham, Haddam, and Middletown which is my studio and work shop. I built a separate forging shed for larger sculpture creations. I can weld, and forge steel. My Civil Engineering background has given me the experience to use concrete, steel, and other building materials to create structurally sound sculpture that holds its' integrity and beauty! I have been creating artwork for 11 years and I have traveled throughout New England, NYC, to Tennessee and Colorado in Fine arts and Crafts shows. I am now trying to keep closer to home and concentrate on evolving my larger sculpture and get my work into a museum.

8: This is a sign I created from a business card for a pizza restaurant in Middletown, CT. Forged and welded steel, plasma cut brass sheet, then hand formed, copper sheet metal, brazed. I have a completely furnished metal shop. I can form and build any shape you want. Of course as an artist Id prefer to create my own designs and have you buy them! But I am willing to work with you on a design that suits your needs...and then build it. | Design and Build | It all starts here!

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