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Enid KaplanBiography: Enid Kaplan's artistic exploration of the mythic realm of consciousness is manifested on a wide variety of scales, from amuletic jewellery to shamanic talking sticks to figurative sculptures measuring up to 15'. Enid Kaplan is a studio jeweler, sculptor and mixed-media artist who has taught, lectured and exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Her work has been published internationally in books and magazines, and is part of the permanent collection of the American Craft Museum in New York City as well as private collections throughout the world. Enid Kaplan's jewellery and sculptures are constructed assemblages combining mixed metals with stones, woods, plastics and shells, bones, watch parts or photos. A native of Manhattan, she has traveled extensively throughout her life and these experiences inform all aspects of her artistic expression. An eight-month journey through remote tribal regions of Southeast Asia, including Borneo and New Guinea, reconnected her to an earlier and more profound function of art, which is to summon the personal and collective journey towards self-realization. Her works are amulets, tools for rites of passage, for healing, and for communion with the natural world. Country: Canada Galleries: Julie Artisan's Gallery, NYC Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h, Montreal Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, Ont. A Show of Hands, Toronto Conseil des Metiers D'Art, Montreal La Freniere & Pei Gallery, Ottawa Awards: 1998- Juror's Award- City of Mesa, AZ-"Myths, Metphors & Icons" Exhibition 1998- Best Jewelry Award, Honorable Mention, "Toronto Out-of-Doors" Art Exhibition 1989- National Endowment for the Arts, Mid-Atlantic Fellowship Media: mixed media Style: other, mythic Subjects: people, portraits and characters
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