Karen Bexfield - Where Nature and Glass Meet
The intricacy and beauty of Karen Bexfield’s glass work is sure to leave any viewer in disbelief, as well as curiosity, as to how such artwork is achieved. Her glass sculptures embody dynamic movement juxtaposed with vibrant colors, creating a striking poetic balance.
Bexfield’s work is a direct reflection of her experience with nature. Having traveled to places such as Morocco, Tanzania, Egypt, and many more, her observation of the organic yet cohesive ebb and flow of nature is what inspired her glass work. You’ll notice how all of her structured line work is carefully and beautifully curved, creating shapes that are comfortable for the eye to follow. And in alignment with nature, she used elements such as force, time, and weight to achieve her stunning end results. You'll see her art plays with light and shadow, and well as positive and negative spaces.
Graduating with her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia, Karen Bexfield understands the importance of all elements working together to achieve a dynamic end result. She began studying glass and its properties in 2003, where she found herself wanting to experiment and push the boundaries as far as possible. Using heat, time, and mass, her carefully curated creative process and its specific formula gives her work evident beauty, as well as complexity.