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Karina Carrington MRBS is a sculptor at Cuckoo Farm Studios and works primarily using traditional casting and mould making techniques. She originally studied Art Textiles and lectured in Further and Adult Education. In 2003 she returned to full-time education, gaining a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art. Subsequently, she co-ran a home interior business and taught art at a secondary school. She has since returned to developing her own art practice and has a Masters Degree in Sculptural Practice from University of Essex. Karina has exhibited and lectured around the UK and has work in both private and public collections. She is an elected Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
The depiction of the intangible space of the mind has become the essence of my work. The mind can take us to secret spaces of imagination and memory. These are the places we first go to in our childhoods, creating and exploring our own worlds of make-believe, secret places and hideaways. Using traditional casting and mould making techniques, I aim to make physical the concept of the world inside us. Rather than recreating specific spaces, I want to evoke feelings of childhood excitement, amazement and an intrepid exploration of imaginary worlds. Playing with the conventions of the standard plinth, the flat planes and crisp edges of the sculptures give the illusion of large pieces of solid stone or marble, and contain deep organic spaces left behind by familiar objects. These mysterious inside spaces have become a metaphor for the mind and its unseen world.