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About the Artist

Lydia Kunnap (Bellingham) spent 20 years as a professional engineer before leaving her career to turn raw steel into meaningful forms. Influenced by Andy Goldsworthy and oriental architecture, she enjoys creating complex patterns within simple shapes. After making several functional sculptures, she moved into exploring different finishes on metal and discovered how layering automotive paint can make metal feel like porcelain. Currently she’s exploring illusion and deception in her work, such as the facades we erect to hide what we feel, and depicts this in two-faced masks.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.