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Kara Young

Kara is an internationally recognized professional fiber and mixed-media artist throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Her work is seen as ancient but also contemporary fitting in many environmental settings.

Kara has worked as a fiber artist since the beginning of her career starting with sculptural weavings and designing art clothing and then on to paper making for the past 14 years.

“Fired copper is the signature of my work. The process literally rose out of the ashes of the Oakland fires of 1991 (2011 is the 20th anniversary) after my studio and home burned to the ground. While digging through the rubble, amid my tears and grief I discovered beautiful burned rolls of copper that inspired a dramatic redirection to my artistic endeavors.

I have no idea what my work would look like today if this fire had not have happened. This is the miracle of creativity.”
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