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KAREN SIKIE Produces One of a Kind Art Pieces For You

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Blog, Commission, News | Comments Off on KAREN SIKIE Produces One of a Kind Art Pieces For You

Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Michelangelo, Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, Claude Monet . . . what do they have in common? They are considered to be the greatest artists of all time and they have all passed on long ago. Their art, that took many forms, remains largely extant and it is from these coveted pieces that the fame of their artistry has endured. What would you say if one of these great masters were alive today and you could commission them to create a masterpiece just for you?   Here’s the good news! There is a great master alive today that is creating some of the most amazing art you are likely to ever see and her name is Karen Sikie. Karen Sikie is pretty much unlike any traditional painter you have ever known because she doesn’t employ the typically conventional media to create her works. Her pieces are a meticulous patchwork of collage and she employs the use of everything from paper to plastic to create truly unique and three-dimensional works of art. They interact with ambient light where the motion of the viewer themselves creates a unique phenomena.   Who is Karen Sikie? Form and function. Art and science. Precision, patience and meticulousness. The brain of Karen Sikie conceptualizes the totality of the artwork in advance and then chops, slices and dices all of the components of the collage, piece by piece, to create these marvelous masterpieces. Many first-time observers can’t even figure out just how Karen Sikie is able to create her works. She is indeed enigmatic in her ability to create these time-consuming works of art much faster than would be expected.   It is hard to discern the magic of Karin Sikie’s art from a picture you might see on the Internet. The three-dimensional reality does not translate well. When you see one of her work’s of art in person, you understand immediately. It is incredible! Some of her coveted pieces are available for your purchase. She can also be commissioned to create a masterpiece for you on command! Karen Sikie can make one her fantastic creations starting from a favorite photo you have of your subject. If you enjoy great art, you owe it to yourself to explore the artistry of Karen...

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Tower Flowers

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Tower Flowers

SOLD Tower Flowers is a collage about the cycle of life and death. Starting from the left there are buds, moving to the center with blooms and finally to the right I show the decay of the flowers. Prints are available,  or, if you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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Made Strong Song

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Made Strong Song

Engraving and Collage on Lucite 36×48 in SOLD The Made Strong Song is a beautiful Paper Mosaic collage on Lucite. If you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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Karen Sikie inspires with her detailed art

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Karen Sikie inspires with her detailed art

Karen Sikie inspires with her detailed art

Sikie’s art work will be on display in the art gallery from Feb. 28 to March 24. Daniela Alvarez , Staff writer March 25, 2014 Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase Moorpark College is proud to host the artistic creations of Los Angeles native Karen Sikie. Sikie’s exhibit appropriately titled “Garden Variety,” contains the perfect transitional pieces into the spring season. “Her work is beautifully crafted and I wanted to know more about it,” said gallery curator and art faculty Erika Lizée. Sikie’s pieces are a mixture of the natural world, including flowers and animals, as well as textures and colors that exude femininity and elegance. Many of her pieces are figures of her daughter who helped Sikie by modeling. Sikie’s work is the reflection of one of her most sacred values: staying true to herself as an artist. “A rose does not yearn to be a daisy—you must stay authentic in your work and self,” said Sikie in her lecture on March 18. The process of making the art is a meticulous and time consuming one, but results in beautiful and intricate works. Sikie’s paper mosaics, engravings, and rubbings consist of a variety of materials that range from acrylic paint and glass to an assortment of papers, like wrapping paper and tissue paper. “Be kind to yourself in this process because it is a process and mistakes are really opportunities to grow,” said Sikie. For Sikie’s creative process, elements in nature were responsible in serving as both artistic inspirations and life lessons. She explains that the cycle of seasons not only keeps her imagination running, but also helps her stay focused on continuing to make art. “We all have that visual language we have to find,” said Sikie in her lecture. “[For me] nature is my muse.” After dropping out of UCLA as a French major, Sikie pursued her career as a full-time artist and has reached a level of success many working artists strive to achieve. Sikie’s pieces have been staged in several venues including Elements Kitchen in Pasadena, Kaiser Permanente in Riverside, and on the set of the NBC show “About a Boy.” Sikie’s success is owed to her hard work and perseverance, so she encourages artists to stay stable with the process of making art, while also going out to see other artists’ work to gain confidence or feel inspired. She also recommends writing in order to release thoughts and emotions and use them in the process of art making, such as naming a piece. “Every day I feel constantly inspired,” said Sikie. “I have developed as an artist, and for that I value myself.” Sikie’s exhibit will be on display in the art gallery in the Administration building, and will be held from February 28 to March 24. – See more at:...

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Standard Magazine

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Standard Magazine

Standard Magazine

We’re at home with some of our favorite artists and designers—and bathing ourselves in color (and reader contests!) in celebration of summer! Read article here....

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Red Branch

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Red Branch

Engraving on Lucite 24 x 48 in SOLD Red Branch is a beautiful botanical on Lucite that interacts with the light. If you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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Lime Bough

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Lime Bough

Engraving on Lucite 24×36 in SOLD Lime Bough is a beautiful botanical on Lucite that interacts with the light. If you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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Blue Fruit

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Blue Fruit

Engraving on Lucite 24×36 in SOLD Blue Fruit is a beautiful botanical on Lucite that interacts with the light. If you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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Autumn Leaves

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Autumn Leaves

Engraving on Lucite 24×36 in SOLD Autumn Leaves is a beautiful botanical on Lucite that interacts with the light. If you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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Autumn Breeze

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Autumn Breeze

Engraved Lucite 36×48...

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Zen Bamboo Wall Covering

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Zen Bamboo Wall Covering

Paper Mosaic Installed on Powder Room Walls SOLD Zen Bamboo wallcovering is a custom Paper Mosaic Wallcovering applied in the powder room of a private collector in Las...

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Zen Grass Dressing Screen

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Zen Grass Dressing Screen

Engraving on Lucite 24×60 in each Panel SOLD Zen Grass Dressing Screen was created for a private collector living in the Little Tokyo Lofts in Los Angeles as a smart way to divide the space but still allowing the light to shine through. If you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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Zen Partition

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Zen Partition

Engraving and Tissue Paper on Partition 60×84 in Zen partition was created for a private collector living at the Little Tokyo Lofts in Los Angeles. This piece was intended to bring serenity and privacy to the space. I used tissue paper on both sides allowing light to diffuse and become soft. This piece was installed using cable suspension hardware...

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Wild Grasses Partition

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Wild Grasses Partition

Description : Engraving and Tissue Paper, Partition 60×84 in SOLD Wild Grasses Partition was created for a private collector living in the San Francisco CA, as a smart way to divide the space but still allowing the light to shine through. If you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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The Guardian

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on The Guardian

Description: Paper Mosaic Installed on Bedroom Wall SOLD The Guardian wallcovering is a custom Paper Mosaic Wallcovering applied in the bedroom of a private collector in Los Angeles,...

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Magnolia Tree

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Magnolia Tree

Paper Mosaic Installed on Powder Room Walls SOLD Magnolia Tree wallcovering is a custom Paper Mosaic Wallcovering applied in the powder room of a private collector in Laguna Beach,...

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Through the Trees

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Through the Trees

Engraved Lucite, Triptych 48×36 in x3 Through the Trees is an engraved Lucite Tripdych for a private collector in the penthouse at the Sunset and Vine Towers in Los Angeles...

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Sun Spirits Diptych

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Sun Spirits Diptych

Engraving on Lucite 24×30 in each Sun Spirits Dyptych is an engraving on Lucite mounted on a pine panel and is apart of a series called Streaming. Here in an abstract composition I am exploring the idea of an atmosphere or celestial bodies flowing and floating either in space, water or air....

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Blue Bird Mirror

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Blue Bird Mirror

Paper Mosaic on Mirror Frame SOLD Blue Bird Mirror is a paper mosaic collage on a custom frame for David Desmond Interior Design amd created for the House Beautiful Celebrity Design House in Pasadena CA. If you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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Painted Papers

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Painted Papers

Paper Mosaic on Small Panels SOLD This Painted Papers series was in the Cisco Home Showroom in Los Angeles. These were created using layers and layers of paint on wrapping and wall papers and then cut in blocks to create an interesting abstract and complimentary design. If you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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Windy Day

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Windy Day

Paper Mosaic Triptych 36×24 in each SOLD Windy Day, a paper mosaic collage on panels, brings some energy to the waiting room of my private collector who is a doctor. If you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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Autumn Breeze

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Autumn Breeze

Engraved Lucite 36×48 in SOLD Autumn Breeze is a beautiful botanical on Lucite that interacts with the light. If you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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Cisco Rubbings

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Cisco Rubbings

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Blue Wheels and Purple Star

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Blue Wheels and Purple Star

Paper Mosaic on Panels 24×24 in SOLD Blue Wheels and Purple Stars are tissue paper rubbings applied to a panel and where showcased at Cisco Home in Brentwood, CA. If you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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Berry Branches

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Berry Branches

Paper Mosaic on Panels 24 x 48 in each SOLD Berry Branches are Paper Mosaic collages on panels and where showcased at the Cisco Home Showroom in Los Angeles. If you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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Grassy Pantry Doors

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Grassy Pantry Doors

Engraving on Lucite Panels in Pantry Door These pantry doors are inset with engraved Lucite and tissue paper for a collector in Manhanttan Beach,...

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Winter Branch

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Winter Branch

Paper Mosaic on Panel 24×48 in SOLD Winter Branch is a Paper Mosaic collage on panel.  If you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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Willow

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Willow

Description : Paper Mosaic on Panel 24×48 in SOLD Willow is a Paper Mosaic collage on panel. . If you are interested in a piece like this for you, please email me and let’s chat. I have years of experience working with private collectors. Let me create a piece that is meaningful to...

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Celebration

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Commission | Comments Off on Celebration

Engraving on Double Lucite Panel 60×60 in Celebration is a double Lucite piece created for the bar area at Elements Kitchen Restaurant in Pasadena,...

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