Kari Rives says: “Having studied at the Museum School in Boston, then Skowhegan in Maine, I was trained to value honesty of intention and a critical eye on quality in my work. As subjects, I have long been drawn to animals; they are a vital presence in many of our lives and the object of legend and cultural expression here in the Southwest. Clay adores gesture, so I leave most evidence of my touch as texture, working quickly to establish physicality and maintain a sense of breath within my forms. In an uncertain, I would prefer my work to project kindness over confrontation.” See here for a message from Kari Rives: My short video
Kari’s work is represented in Arizona by Wilde Meyer Galleries. Click on any piece to enlarge it.