Karen Vaughan

My practice is very much process based and recognises, and often embraces, the use of traditional crafts, the written word and song. These are frequently combined with contemporary methods of presentation i.e. photography, screen-printing and hand-stitched work and often straddle the boundary between ‘visual art’ and ‘craft’. More recently, after an extended period of time on the production of hand stitched works, I have been focusing on the photographic elements of my practice using analogue methods of capturing source material.  Looking at traditional ‘systems’ to move forward with my studio practice.

Documenting stilted journeys through ambiguous, but familiar landscapes, these recent images represent a slight pause, a starting point; an exploration of coastal legacies where familiar elements are marveled in, and captured as overlapping, merging and often fragmented panoramas.

Deliberately double exposing the film in the camera, manipulating it so that images run into and over each other, the outcomes often produce accidental meetings and chance poetic relationships.

Contact details:
instagram @karenlynnvaughan

Unit 7, Comielaw Farm
Pittenweem, KY10 2RE