Using a plasma cutter and welder, I create 3-Dimensional steel sculptures from new and recycled steel. I make a wide range of work from jewelry, to small wall hung pieces, to large scale outdoor work all depending on where inspiration takes me. I use the inherent colors of the metal and add color and contrast with paint or by heating it with a torch or rusting it to produce a rich natural patina.
I draw my inspiration from multiple aspects of life: relationships, motherhood, nature, femininity, spirituality, etc. Comparable to nature, I aspire for each of my pieces to be unique and reflect the reality of the natural world where nothing is an exact duplicate. Through my art is how I feel my biggest connection with others and I put my heart and soul into every piece.
Karman's distinctive sculptures have been a popular attraction at Gallery 4. Ltd in Fargo's historic Black Building on Broadway. Gallery 4, a co-op of some of the region's top area artists, has been a mainstay of the Fargo-Moorhead art scene since it was founded more than 40 years ago. Rheault who was Gallery 4’s President from 2008-2016, has served on the Board of Directors for Lake Agassiz Art Council, was Director of the Moorhead River Arts Artists Market, managed The Log Cabin Gallery in Moorhead, served on the Fargo Public Art task force and has been a leader in the regional art scene for more than a decade.
A native of Bismarck, ND Karman Rheault received her art education from Moorhead State and Southern Illinois University. Her home and studio are in rural Moorhead, MN.
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