This piece is a wall hanging ash wood, milk paint, Maine waxed cord, and driftwood sculpture. The sculpture measures 10" x 10"
Karina Steele’s design inspiration lay heavily influenced in the years of living and roaming the mountains of Colorado and now in the forests of Maine. She earned a BA in Biology from Lewis and Clark College thinking she would be a wildlife biologist, but got waylaid by the magic of Crested Butte, CO and spent 15 years there working through a variety of jobs and hiking and skiing all over the valley. In 2002, she started her journey into woodworking and furniture making with a short course at the California College of Art and continued her training at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. She made the move permanently from Colorado to Maine in 2015 and started creating small household/kitchen objects out of her garage studio. In 2018 she started experimenting more with bending wood and exploring sculptural wall hangings. She now focuses on one of a kind pieces for the home as well as large scale installations for commercial spaces.