their imaginative combinations of elements and textures. Both unusual and playful, the sculptures are wonderful fantasies of nature.
Karen Rich Beall creates sculptures inspired by nature. Using a variety of materials including ceramic and felt, Beall's sculptures appear to be hybrid plant forms that she has meticulously cultivated. They are often based on micro-organisms now enlarged, abstracted, and reinterpreted. While embodied with naturalistic references, each sculpture has seemingly evolved into its own unique species. Although visually diverse, Beall's forms are typically whimsical in