Life size stunning metal mermaids are Karen’s signature pieces and are braised with copper and brass scales, entwined with metal kelp and sea life and simply dazzle with jewellery.
Imagine you have a bucket of shiny metal parts, gadgets, and broken tools in your garage, you dump it out and see garbage ready for the metal scrap yard. Karen will see the lines, the form, and the essence of a fish or a bird, a cat or a dog, all these pieces and others in her massive collected and donated parts collection ‘speak’ to her.
Karen knows exactly what found objects will make a believable bird in it’s own interactive cage, a school of fish swimming in their undersea environment, or a stunning trophy fish to hang on the wall.
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Karen Lancey Artist Bio
Karen Lancey, the artist behind Metal Mermaid Welding is one successful and inspired lady. Her ability to transfer the beauty of nature from new and found objects into amazing and wonderful pieces of art is uncanny, and to make a living out of it more profound yet. Karen uses both new and recycled metal to form her realistic yet fanciful creations.
Karen has spent a lifetime of being outside in nature and is constantly out there getting her inspiration to live her life exactly as it suits her, she laughs ‘I love what I do, how amazing is that?’ And the more she loves it the faster it sells. She heads off to walk the beach and looks across the water to the buildings of downtown Victoria planning her next fishing trip and her next adventure…
Blog / Website: Metal Mermaid Welding Blog
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Contact Karen: 1-250-658-0415