Website: Karen Jaimes
Location: The Hat Factory, Peekskill Clay Studios, 1000 N. Division St. Suite #13A
Days Open: Saturday & Sunday
As a sculptor, I am interested in the power objects have and their ability to transport one into another realm. I pinch and prod to form works that address identity, cultural trends, and socio-political views. Raised in an urban jungle (Yonkers) in close proximity to New York City and witnessing the gross social inequalities, I confronted the troubles of the world and immersed myself in sociology, political science and visual arts as an undergrad. Protesting politicians in Albany and Washington D.C. left me drained, but working long hours in my studio, transforming those sentiments, was invigorating and deeply satisfying.