Local artist, Bree Karpavage uses the timeless art form of cut and paste collage as a way to process life. She fondly calls it her “soul work” and uses collage as a way to empower, heal and express her personal growth. Using mostly magazines both vintage and new, she cuts images that resonate with her and later combines them to create simple yet powerful artwork. “When I collage, I get in a zone…it’s hard to describe, I’m able to check out for a bit and tap into a more spiritual, heart centered space. That for me is empowering.”
Bree lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains, is mother of three and works as a local event coordinator, producing the Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market on the third Sunday of every month on Pacific Ave. and the SCM Makers Market in Felton several times a year. She also recently took over the director position at First Friday Santa Cruz. “Working in the arts is at my core. I love creating spaces for local artists and makers to show and sell their work. Bringing community together with art and music is so important…we need the lighter, creative side of life to keep us grounded and sane, especially in difficult times like these.”
Find all of the details about her events and art on the web & social media.
Breekarpavage.com | @bree.karpavage on Instagram
Scmmakersmarket.com | @scmmakersmarket on Facebook & Instagram
Firstfridaysantacruz.com | @firstfridaysantacruz on Facebook & Instagram