Artist Statement

About the Artist:

Bree Karpavage is a collage artist living in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California. She uses the creative process of cut and paste collage as a ritual for empowerment, healing and spiritual growth. Inspired by elements of nature and their symbolism, Bree describes her artwork as her "soul work."

Most of the images in Bree's work are cut from vintage and new magazines. She often approaches a piece unplanned with a variety of cut images to work from. Some of her favorite works are those that depict the empowered feminine, many of which serve as self-portraits expressing various stages in her own emotional growth.

Bree's work can be purchased directly from her website, She sells both originals and prints of her work as well as note cards, journals and stickers. Commission work is available upon request. Bree can also be found at local art and makers events like the Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market every third Sunday of the month on Pacific Ave. and often displays her work on First Friday. She also enjoys sharing her work on Instagram @bree.karpavage.


California 9, Ben Lomond, CA, USA

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