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Karen Vanmol

Jeweller
Published: 27.05.2015
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Ring: Cultivate, 2014
Wood, laminate, brass, paint, oxidized silver
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Necklace: Cultivate, 2014
Wood, laminate, brass, paint, oxidized silver,  vintage plastic beads
18 x 24 x 2,5 cm
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Necklace: Cultivate, 2014
Wood, laminate, brass, paint, oxidized silver,  vintage plastic beads
20 x 27 x 4,5 cm
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Brooch: Cultivate, 2014
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, brass, paint, steel
13 x 5 x 2.5 cm
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Brooch: Cultivate, 2013
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, brass, paint, steel
4.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm
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Brooch: Cultivate, 2013
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, brass, paint, steel
7 x 6 x 2.5 cm
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Necklace: Cultivate, 2013
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, vintage plastic beads, brass, paint, steel
45 x 8.5 x 4 cm
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Brooch: Cultivate, 2013
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, brass, paint, steel
4 x 6.5 x 4 cm
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Karen Vanmol.  © By the author. Read    Klimt02.net Copyright   . Presentation Evolving Habitat at Beyond Fashion 2013
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Brooch: Evolving Habitat, 2012
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, acrylate, paint, stone, steel pin
5 x 5.5 x 2 cm
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Earrings: Evolving Habitat, 2012
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, oxidized silver
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Bracelet: Evolving Habitat, 2012
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, veneer
10 x 10 x 6.5 cm
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Brooch: Evolving Habitat, 2012
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, acrylate, paint, zinc, steel pin
5 x 4 x 1.5 cm
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Brooch: Evolving Habitat, 2012
Wood, fiber reinforced plastics, veneer, acrylate, paint, vintage plastic beads, steel pin
3 x 3.5 x 1 cm
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Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, veneer, silver, steel pin
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Necklace: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, veneer, silver, old plastic beads
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Necklace: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, roofing , silver, old plastic beads
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Necklace: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, veneer, old plastic beads
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Necklace: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, veneer, old plastic beads
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Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Wood, formica, veneer, old plastic beads, acrylate, steel pin
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Brooch: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood paint brass
4 x 10 x 2 cm
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Brooch: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood paint brass
10 x 10 x 2 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood paint brass cotton
8 x 35 x 1 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood paint gold leaf brass silver cotton
18 x 38 x 3 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood paint gold leaf zinc brass cotton
13 x 35 x 1 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc paint cotton
19 x 32 x 1 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc paint cotton glass acrylate brass cotton
8 x 45 x 3 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc paint gold leaf brass
10 x 7 x 15 cm
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Brooch: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc paint gold leaf cotton
13 x 38 x 1 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc rubber gold leaf brass cotton
7 x 46 x 1 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2011
Wood zinc paint brass polymer gold leaf cotton
8 x 40 x 1 cm
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Brooch: Fading Landscape, 2010
Wood, zinc, paint, silver
10 cm x 6.5 cm x 15 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2010
Wood, zinc, roofing, goldleaf, paint, silver, cotton, brass
6.5 cm x 40 cm x 1.4 cm
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Brooch: Fading Landscape, 2010
Wood, zinc, paint, goldleaf, brass, silver
8.5 cm x 5.5 cm x 2 cm
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Necklace: Fading Landscape, 2010
Wood, zinc, paint, brass, cotton
6.5 cm x 46 cm x 2 cm
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Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Wood, silver, paint, cotton
11 cm x 42 cm x 3 cm
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Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Concrete, silver, paint, cotton
5.8 cm x 45 cm x 1.2 cm
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Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Concrete, silver, paint, cotton
5.8 cm x 45 cm x 1.2 cm
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Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Wood, silver, paint, cotton
2 cm x 35 cm x 1 cm
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Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Wood, silver, paint, cotton
2.1 cm x 38 cm x 1.8 cm
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Necklace: Under construction, 2010
Wood, silver, cotton, paint
20 cm x 38 cm x 1 cm
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Ring: Under construction, 2010
Wood, concrete, paint, cotton, silver
2.5 cm x 4 cm x 3.5 cm
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Ring: Under construction, 2010
Wood, concrete, cotton, paint
2.8 cm x 3.5 cm x 2 cm
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Ring: Under construction, 2010
Wood, paint, cotton
5 cm x 3.5 cm x 2 cm
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Ring: Under construction, 2010
Wood, paint, cotton
2.2 cm x 3 cm x 1.8 cm
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Brooch: Under construction, 2010
Wood, concrete, paint, cotton, silver
5 cm x 17 cm x 1 cm
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Brooch: Under construction, 2010
Wood, paint, cotton, silver
6.5 cm x 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm
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Brooch: Under construction, 2010
Wood, concrete, paint, cotton, silver
6.5 cm x 5 cm x 2 cm
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Ring: Twofingerring, 2009
Gold
4 cm x 2 cm x 0.5 cm
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Ring: Twofingerring, 2008
Silver
4 cm x 2.8 cm x 0.7 cm
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Statement

As in my earlier work, I find my inspiration in architecture and nature. Except that everything continues to evolve and change. A city without a little nature works claustrophobic for me, but a nature landscape with no sign of humanity is too quiet for me. Protecting or imitating nature, the use of natural materials in architecture, the restoring of a road surface, accidental strong shapes on a construction site, these things I find very interesting. 

On my way through town, I hunt and collect. I always encounter interesting images that I use as an inspiration. In addition, there is a certain choice of materials and colors, these are strongly influenced by memories. For example the necklaces, furniture in different colors, certain constructions. I make my story and the viewer projects its own story on top of mine.
 
I always start from my sources of inspiration, with these eyes I look around me. I show viewers how I look at things around me. Next to that I make jewellery and I like to use my tools and try out how materials reacts to them. Eventually I work with materials, and that provides an additional factor. I find out the properties they possess and how I can edit them and this will count in the final result. Some techniques I use are common and you can find them in your house. 

Naturally I tend to work clean and delineated, here I try against it by for example damaging materials. It gets me out of my comfort zone and it bothers me, but at the same time I want to do it.

Events

24 April- 31 December 2015 Impressions- The Permanent Alliages, Lille, France
30 April- 27 June  Wearables for the home Beyond Fashion, Antwerp, Belgium
3-27 September Schmuck 2015, Colorado Mansfeld Palace, Prague, Czech Republic
25 October 2015- 10 January 2016 European Prize for Applied Arts, WCC- BF, Ancien Abbatoirs,  Mons, Belgium 
 

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