As an artist Kari specialises in collaborations that work across art-forms.
Her work often combines performance and visual art; encouraging a creative dialogue between artists and art-forms.
Her personal sculptural work often explores a dialogue with the emotional realm or the natural environment.
Pieces Of My Heart (2016)
Drawing artists together across art-forms is Kari’s specialty. Note in particular her Illuminated Hands project drawing on the expert skills of gentle and humble potters throwing at a wheel, the exquisite detail of work by photographers and the immediate and intuitive accompaniment of improvising musicians. Oh and a humorous reference to the iconic pottery film scene!
For The Return of the Sacred Kingfisher Festival in Melbourne, Kari created this huge articulated kingfisher puppet, with the brief that it would still be workable and usable for many years, not just one festival.
In collaboration with Bodysong Creative Dance School, Kari created the shrine to rain series in these rock forms. The dancers used the sculptures as interactive reference and creative inspiration.
For TreeLine, Kari in collaboration with dance artist Linley Boyle created an homage to the Piccabeen Palm. The vessels were used by youth dancers in a performance piece, slowly stacking and creating the palm forms.
And she performs as a musician in many guises! Here with the Unusual Suspects, hence the unusual costume!