Raised on the banks of the creek, as a fifth generation farmer, and living in the South Peace Country, Karl Mattson is a self-taught, multi-media artist. Karl’s work has been fueled by his compulsion to create and speak through art, which has always played a central role in his life. Karl has been recognized for his talent with various awards as early as 19 years old. Karl’s current explorations include large metal sculpture, and in particular, scavenging scraps and materials that surround his farm and community, an area currently being enveloped by oil and gas industry. In using the creative process, Karl has been able to use his artistic talent to protest against the environmental issues that plague his farm, his community, and his personal psyche.
Life Pod 2011