GUARDIAN SNARK DESIGN

CRADLED PANELS AND WOODWORKING

TO ENABLE ARTISTS AND SARCASTIC SOULS

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"I take my roles as Guardian Snark and Artist Enabler seriously.  I make tactile, whimsical, sarcastic, preposterous creations that attract people’s hands and eyes.  My art is meant to be picked up, precariously stacked and played with.  I also make custom cradled panels, helping artists bring about their visions whether it is one unique shape or enough panels to fill a gallery."
 
+KRISTEN GURRI

CRADLE PANELS

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Cradled panels are a great painting surface for all media.  I use formaldehyde free plywood for the top and ¾” radiata pine plywood for the sides.
 
Custom shapes and sizes by request and discounts available for ordering multiples.
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"Over 200 panels later that I've bought from her, and countless community projects and idea incubations, I can say, only artists truly understand other artists' needs and wild dreams and "she's the real deal". If you want to elevate your work, hire Kristen Gurri." 
 
+BREE STALLINGS
Artist and Creator of: To Be Seen and Celebrated

CUSTOM FRAMES

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Guardian Snark builds locally sourced hardwood custom frames to suit your project’s needs:  floating frames, shadow boxes or hexagons.
Start a conversation with Kristen to figure out how best to collaborate, talk logistics and pricing.
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 “Kristen provides better quality framing than the big box stores and is still more affordable than the fancy framing shops.  It’s the best of both worlds!”
 
+ELIZABETH PALMISANO
Artist and Creator of: Invocations

TUMI STACKS

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Tumi ishi blocks are impractical and enchanting.  Kristen carves them from blocks of locally sourced wood, chasing the grains with each facet to showcase all the beauty beyond the edge grain. 
 
The tumi are fun to precariously stack, or turn over in your hands like turning thoughts over in your mind.  Just like people, Tumi blocks go together in more than one way and can be quite surprising.  
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"Kristen is a Jill-of-all-trades, maker and supporter of the arts. By being intensely intuitive, kind and crafty, she brings out the best in everyone around her, while holding us accountable to our best selves. That may seem intense for someone building panels and making small tactiles, but it's true. As an artisan, I very much value the story, the meaning and the intent behind the materials that I use."  
 
+BREE STALLINGS
Artist and Creator of: To Be Seen and Celebrated

GUARDIAN SNARK

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Snarks are hypercaffeinated, Guardian Spirits for sarcastic souls who emerged from a week of stress crafting in November 2016. 
 
Since then they have taken on a life of their own and traveled around the globe with sarcastics young and old.