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Katja Prins: The Uncanny Valley


Katja Prins
Katja Prins, Continuum brooch, 2007, silver, sealing wax, 83 x 76 x 35 mm
Katja Prins
Katja Prins, Bound By Blood Necklace, 2007, wooden beads, cotton, 300 mm long

 As enigmatic as the title may be, provocative essays by Ward Schrijver, Graziella Folchini Grassetto, Ursula Ilse-Neuman and others inform the reader to appreciate the cohesion of the artist’s underlying vision and purpose. Be forewarned, this is not pabulum! It may be a little tough to digest.

It would be a great disservice to the artist and this monograph to attempt to summarize what is found between the covers. One must discover the treasure alone. If you know the work of Katja Prins, you will come to appreciate it even more by reading The Uncanny Valley. If you do not know her work, I urge you to let this monograph introduce you to her and her life’s challenge. It is a rich experience.

 

 

 

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  • Ron Porter is a former board member of AJF and long-time, art-jewelry enthusiast.

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