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Amy Karle is an artist and designer who uses the mind, body, science and technology to create her work. Examining both material and ethereal aspects of life, Karle’s work taps concepts of what it means to be human and in this body, expressing internal experiences in visual forms; in turn her garments inform an internal experiences of how we feel about ourselves and in our body. In this short video she speaks about her motivations, process and vision in creating “Internal Collection” garments based on anatomy.

In a dream of anatomical overlays, Artist Amy Karle switches up conventions about the body and beauty by showing representations of internal systems in external wearable form. Considering identity through the body and healing and augmenting the body, the garments were created by hand and digital manufacturing technologies. Each garment is based on a different aspect of the body (ligaments, lungs, cardiovascular system,  nervous system). By depicting designs inspired by our internal systems, this work communicates that when we share our likeness and what is going on inside of us, it offers an opportunity for finding beauty within ourselves and connection with others.

DIRECTOR, EDITOR Charlie Nordstrom

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Amy Karle
GARMENTS BY AMY KARLE “Internal Collection”, 2016-2017

KEY HAIR AND MAKEUP
Kevin Lim

MAKEUP
Tara Thompson
Victoria Lozada
Michelle Sandoval
Kathryn Elizabeth

LEAD HAIR STYLISTS
Nikeshia Blount
Whitney Renee
Hair Stylists
Madai Jamiez
Janene Dorsett

SHOES by United Nude

SET
Christyl O’Flaherty
Urban Bio Systems

Andrea Edited for Media

Photographer: Kathryn Elizabeth

Model: Andrea Davis

Body Paint/MUA/Hair: Kathryn Elizabeth

04072018

“How Sweet It Is” for The San Diego County Fair 2018

(Corsets are Edible)

Ghadir from Allen's Camera Edited by Kate

Photographer: Allen Davis

Model: Ghadir Mounib

Design/MUA/Hair/Edit: Kathryn Elizabeth

Kathy Cameron and Ghadir from Kate's Cell PhonePhotographer: Kathryn Elizabeth

Models: Ghadir Mounib and Kathy Cameron

Design/MUA/Hair/Edit: Kathryn Elizabeth

Kathy Cameron from Kate's Cell Phone

Photographer: Kathryn Elizabeth

Models: Kathy Cameron

Design/MUA/Hair/Edit: Kathryn Elizabeth

Photographer: Kathryn Elizabeth

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Photographer: Thom Vollenweider

MUA/Hair: Kathryn Elizabeth

2017

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Model: Kathy Cameron

MUA: Kathryn Elizabeth

2018

This year I had the greatest pleasure of teaming up once again, with one of my most beloved friends, Mrs. Janessa of the Granite Hills High School Drama Department. Previous cast mates of the Rocky Horror Picture Show (c.1997-?) we would often deliberate over costumes….and I would have to say she was the best “Frank” if I ever saw one as well.  Now that she’s teaching at my old high school, it’s like double flash back.

This time teaming up to work on the wigs for Hairspray, during a time when I can’t grow hair myself, I could not have had more fun.

HAIRSPRAY FINAL ART AMBER 06012017

HAIRSPRAY FINAL 06012017

 

Photographer: Madame Kate

11162016

Taken for The San Diego Photography Collective’s review on a “glass” challenge, inspired by my photographer friend Miguel’s photo’s of “sugar through a microscope”, while my dad was in town (another photographer). Deciding to have a day of lighthouses, we thought there would be more than two in San Diego. Cabrillo National Monument (The Old Point Loma Lighthouse) and Tom Ham’s (a Restaurant) are all to be had. Unable to see the light at Tom Ham’s, Cabrillo National Monument speaks volumes on glass.  The science of light reflecting in lead glass to lead boats has been replaced by acrylic. The old lighthouse light preserved, photographed on a overcast day, makes rainbows. I played hooky.

The review of these photos at the MOPA meeting was solely to work on my clarity.  Cohorts advised that clarity may not be needed in abstract works of art. The old lighthouse light is encased with acrylic so they can preserve the history longer. So, to achieve these photos I had to use a telephoto lens like it was a microscope.

Truly truly outragious earrings 05282016 Expressions Unlimited-2

Photographer: Anjel-Britt of Expressions Unlimited

Designer / MUA / Hair: Madame Kate

Model: Kathryn Elizabeth

Location: Wonderland Studio’s

05282016

Earrings available now. Product images on the way. The body suit is now part of my private collection. Although I did my hair green to wear with Jem’s earrings for a Purple Rain tribute, I think Price would still be proud.  ~R.I.P.

Brother and Sister

Photographer: Kathryn Elizabeth

Location: Rose Creek Cottage, San Diego, CA

Revyn and Reba

Current Work 11122013

656 Photography: Luis Gonzalez
Designer / Stylist:
Kathryn Elizabeth from Collections of Kathryn Elizabeth
MUA/Hair: Madame Kate
Model: Zoe Tantrum
Location: Polite Provisions
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