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Roberta Karstetter

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Portraitself1asm
Portrait of Self 2008, February 2008 Mixed Media - Found Object Assemblage 40" X 12" X 8"
Annunadventus1sm
The Annunciation - The Adventus, November 2008 Mixed Media - Altered Torso Assemblage 30" X 15" X 10"
Evesboudoirlarge
Eve's Boudoir, April 2007 Mixed Media - Assemblage 12" X 10" X 4"
Adam2lg
Adam II, July 2007 Mixed Media Altered Torso Assemblage 35" X 21" X 14"
Jesuslightoftheworld1s
Jesus, The Light (of the World), October 2008 Mixed Media Assemblage 20" X 17" X 6"
Behind8ballframedlg
Behind the 8-Ball, 2008 Mixed Media Assemblage 23" X 16" X 5"
Rightfootshadowbox1
Right Foot, October 2008 Mixed Media Assemblage 11" X 14" X 5"
Seek2
Seek 2, April 2007 Mixed Media Assemblage 17" X 14" X 9"
Schooldaze1
School Daze, November 2007 Mixed Media- Found Objects Assemblage 22" X 14" X 4"
Archangelrkarstetter3
Archangel, December 2008 Mixed Media - Altered Torso Assemblage 32" X 20" X 14"
Tinmanearlyyears1
Tin Man - The Early Years, November 2008 Mixed Media 20" X 14" X 12"
Crucifyhimrkarstetter1
Crucify Him! Crucify Him!, April 2007 Mixed Media - Shadow Box Assemblage 11" X 7" X 4"
20100824142643-evetorso
Eve, July 2007 Found Object Assemblage Torso 29" X 15" X 8" (plus Pedestal Stand)
20100824142505-adamtorso
Adam, July 2007 Mixed Media Torso 28" X 18" X 10" (plus Pedestal Stand)
Seekyefirstrkarstetter1
Seek Ye First, December 2007 Mixed Media - Found Object Shadow Box 14" X 18" X 6"
Forgive911
As We Forgive, November 2007 Mixed Media Found Objects 18" X 13" X 3"
20100824141343-redeemersavefromthefowler1
REDEEMED, Saved from the Snare, April 2009 Mixed Media - Found Object Assemblage 33" X 29" X10"
Aliceswonderlandentry
Alice's Bizarre Wonderland, July 2009 Found Object Assemblage, Mixed Media 25" X 15" X 8"
Knaveofheartsentry
Alice's Bizzare Wonderland - Knave of Hearts, July 2009 Mixed Media, Assemblage, Found Object 14" X 10" X 4"
20100824141503-apocalypsenew
Apocalypse, July 2009 Mixed Media Assemblage 26" X 22" X 6"
Warbabiespeaceinstallation
War Babies / Peace assemblage, June 2009 Mixed Media, Found Objects 13" X 24" X 4"
Factotumfrt
The Factotum, October 2009 Mixed Media, Found Object Assemblage 22" X 22" X 13"
Applefullside2
Lapsarian - The Fall, September 2009 Mixed Media, Found Object Assemblage 23" X 10" X 9"
4thdayofchristmas
On the 4th Day of Christmas..., Dec. 2009 Mixed Media, Found Object Assemblage
11thdayofchristmas
On the 11th Day of Christmas ..., Jan. 2010 Mixed Media, Found Object Assemblage
Stonescryoutrkarstetter
EvEn ThE StOnEs WiLL CrY OuT, January 2010 Mixed Media, Found Object Assemblage 17" X 17" X 7"
Lordhavemercyfrt2
Lord Have Mercy - for Haiti Relief, January 2010 Mixed Media - Found Object Assemblage Art
20100824143416-onthelevel1
On the Level, July 2010 Mixed Media Assemblage 23" X 8" X 9"
20100824141840-ldorvdorfromgenerationtogeneration
L'dor V'dor (from generation to generation), August 2010 Mixed Media Assemblage 33" X 10" X 6"
20100824142056-ldorvdorpedestal
L'dor V'dor (on a pedestal), August 2010 Mixed Media Assemblage Over 6 Ft. Tall on the Pedestal.
20110218052934-incaseofemergencybreakglass3
New Gun Control Measures, January 2011 Mixed Media - Found Object - Assemblage Art © yes
20110218053241-kaleidoscopejesus2
Kaleidoscope Jesus - the Hippie Years, January 2011 Mixed Media - Found Object Assemblage Art © yes
Artistpalletwhandblack
Quick Facts
Birth year
A Baby Boomer of the early 50's
Lives in
Delavan, Wisconsin
Works in
bookkeeping & parish administration to support my art habits & dreams
Representing galleries
Geneva Lake Arts Foundation, Lake Geneva, WI
Tags
assemblage mixed-media, found, object, Art, abstract, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, realism, surrealism, modern
Statement

Emerging Assemblage Artist

Although I have always enjoyed being an "artist" since my early years, and have tried different venues to express myself through art, it has been through assemblage art, using found objects, that I have found fullfillment the last 3 - 4 years.  I have taken a few art classes and workshops, but am mostly a self-taught artist, I do not have a degree in art, nor have I attended an art college, but I do have a sense of objects working together to form an expression or thought that evokes emotion and a sense of "ah-ha!" in many. 

Much of my work is spiritual in nature, some of it takes a light-hearted look at spiritual things, but the majority of my work reflects a much deeper, reflective view of God.

 

Art As Prayer

Good art is a form of prayer. It's a way to say what is not sayable. (Frederich Busch)  

I have used many of my assemblages in an Interactive Prayer Station Exhibit.  The images in my assemblages often bring home a spiritual connection in ways that many can relate to.  Contact me about bringing the Prayer Stations to your Church or Retreat or for a Gallery Showing.

 

 

Exhibitions/Awards:

Episcopal Church & Visual Arts "Portrait of Self" Exhibition 2008.

Whose Church Is It Anyway Conference Workshop/Exhibit, Mundelein, IL, Aug. 2008.

Province V Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinators Conference, Evanston, IL, Mar. 2008.

Christ Episcopal Church, Delavan, WI Prayer Stations Exhibit, February 2007, March 2008, April 2009.

Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee - Youth Ministry Workshop, Watertown, WI - August 2009.

Image & Spirit, ECVA sketchbook, Seek Ye First, October 2009.

Episcopal Cafe / Art Blog, Mapping the Miraculous, October 2009.

Episcopal Church & Visual Arts "Full of Grace" Exhibition, November 2009.

Episcopal Church & Visual Arts "Recognition & Return" Exhibition, February 2010.

Celebrate Brad - A Tribute to Art & Life-  Fundraiser to benefit cancer research & MIAD scholarship fund in memory of Brad Germata, held at Flux Design, Milwaukee, February 2010.

Christ Episcopal Church, Delavan, WI - Prayer Station Meditation Exhibit - Maundy Thursday Prayer Vigil overnight (April 1st starting at 9:00 p.m. - April 2nd, ending 10:00 a.m.) April 2010.

Episcopal Church & Visual Arts "Fellowship & Communion" Exhibition, Spring/Summer 2010.

Episcopal Church & Visual Arts "Justice & Peace" Exhibition, Fall 2010.

Episcopal Church & Visual Arts "Seeking & Serving" Exhibition, December 2010.

The River of Life 3rd Annual Art Show, Sat., Dec. 4th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Creations of 18 area artists, held at The River (formerly the Delavan Theatre), 403 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan, WI.  (Short viewing also on Sunday, Dec. 5th, 11:00 - Noon, following their services.)