It was apparent from the start she’s old school but always ahead of her time, telling us about using an Apple Macintosh desktop computer back in the 90’s for her work in book design and publishing, something she still does to this day not to mention a few award winning books of her own. She’s had an impressive career consulting in advertising and marketing alongside numerous awards and exhibitions. A little known fact is that Karrie is a ‘Muse’! Yes technically that makes her a daughter of the Zeuss & Mnemosyne who presides over the art and sciences… but In practice it means she is a facilitator, who knows how to bring out the best in people.
At a spritely 70 something in her distinct sun hat you can just picture her at a Los Angeles Art Fair where she’s based or hopping the beaches. Karrie is an absolute inspiration with not only her drive to learn everything there is to know about the fast moving NFT space but most importantly the amazing work she’s been bringing in from her years of artistic practice.
All round Karrie is a bloody good egg but there’s more to it than that! You’ll soon realize Eggs (always capitalized EGG) play a recurring theme in Karries work, something that began to occur not long after she experienced her first TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in 2013 and unfortunately there have been a few over the years to follow. The symbol of an egg perhaps representing the fragility of the brain and as she describes in her artist statement, her ‘…art questions the metaphysical aspects of being human, asking “Are you ready to collaborate with nature?”
Or maybe it’s simply the Humpty Dumpty birthday cake she fondly recalled to me from her 5th birthday 😉
“EGGs in the morning, EGGs at night”
Either way her latest collection to launch on Opensea shows the depth of expression in her work. “EGGs in the morning, EGGs at night” begins with 24 x 1/1 artworks created from 2016 while she was experiencing an attack on one of her registered trademarks. Described on the collection… “These Faces example emotions and internal thoughts. They are constructed from the same base template of an egg being caressed by hands. Holding space and balance for all the things happening in life.”
There is a gentle and whimsical lightness in the 12 'morning’ themed pieces and a darker yet energized feeling in the 12 night themed versions which produce a literal inverse as if seeing a glimpse of what might have been behind the struggle to take on the legal battle she eventually won.