Karen Browning MRSS
Karen has used glass as recurrent medium throughout her career, she holds a degree in Architecture, Oxford Brooke's University, a Masters in site-specific sculpture, Wimbledon School of Art and a Masters in Glass, from Swansea Institute.
A rural/agricultural childhood and a love of wide open spaces informs her work
Karen uses cast and polished glass to alter perceptions of space through its reflections
Black mirrors have been used throughout history, from the mystical, scrying and moon viewing, to the technological and aesthetic, for example the Claude Glass used by 17th century landscape painters.
'in the mirror I see myself there where I am not, in a unreal, virtual space that opens up behind the surface.' Foucault, Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias.