mixed media Cave Creek, AZ
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mixed media
The Wonder Box
Karen Chatfield Barnhart
Phone: 408-805-9185

Karen is an award-winning assemblage artist of talent and mystery. She lives and works in Cave Creek, AZ, and enjoys making things. She
collaborates with Vandegraff Gearheardt, a Sensational Assemblage artist who is sensational in every sense of the word. The Wonder Box is the home of their creations that have become reknown in galleries and institutions throughout the United States.

As a mixed media artist, Karen is somewhat famous and was captured by the really famous watercolorist Chuck McPherson in his work "Punkmistress." Karen is a member of the Sonoran Arts League - Center for the Arts and graduated as a Visual Arts major at UCSD long ago. Since then she has reinvented herself as a kind of Dr. Frankenstein who gives new life and meaning to all kinds of junk and discarded things that you may remember made your mother say, "Don't touch that!"

Karen admits that she asks herself the same question that you probably have in your mind, "How in the world did you come up with that?!" Her best answer is that she is a conduit of spirits who once were insane asylum inmates.