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Topeka Competition 30 / Katerina Strakhova

Katerina Strakhova | Topeka KS

"Tropicana" (2009)



Friends of the Library Purchase Award


I am inspired by the organic forms found in nature, and the wood and clay I often use come directly from the natural world. I sway towards non-functional pieces with feminine curves, bright colors, and fluidity. Many of my sculptural pieces bring attention to the dichotomy of mechanically processed versus naturally inspired. I attempt to highlight the differences in materials such as glass vs. wood, opaque vs. transparent, and geometric vs. organic.

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Taken on February 8, 2011