Born 1967, Sydney. Lives and works Goonellabah, New South Wales Crossed Cultural Fuck up - Irish and Germany & Displaced Wiradjuri woman
Driving forces behind Karla’s need to communicate are her Indigenous (Wiradjuri) heritage, sexuality and life experiences as a soulful connected woman. Dickens uses recycled everyday items to explore notions of persistence amidst inherent violence and misunderstanding. Made with uncommon rawness and daring, her meticulously fabricated works emanate a rare truthfulness and honesty. Edgy and hard to confine, Karla often cannibalises existing works to create new ones. She presents a wide-ranging and unique interpretation of the real world, where past and present collide in a multi-dimensional kaleidoscope of her own making.