Happy Birthday: Karen Arawjo and Helen Soreff
Basket maker Karen Arawjo and minimalist painter Helen Soreff were both born on July 18th. I like to feature women artists in my Happy Birthday series because historically female artists have received less recognition than their male contemporaries. I've had trouble finding information on some of the artists I've chosen to feature but usually can find enough for a post. Today, however, I could find very little about these two artists. So I'll share what I've managed to find so their work can be seen.
Karen Arawjo does have a website but it seems it hasn't been updated in a long time. Those nesting baskets above are gorgeous and her use of monofilament in the baskets below is a smart contemporary approach to a traditional technique.
Helen Soreff was a minimalist abstract painter in the 1960's. I found a reference to her and a short bio detailing her art education and degrees but only the two following examples of her work.
"The true art of memory is the art of attention." -Samuel Johnson