Gina Klawitter: Maternity Sculptures

Made in Colorado features a medley of the locally made for the greater good, meet: artist Gina Klawitter, and Maternity Sculptures.
Maternity Sculpture Gina Klawitter

Gina Klawitter’s art has evolved over the course of her 40-year career in the Denver area.

“At CSU, I trained as a graphic designer so I had a way of making money,” she says. “But I realized I had to make art with my hands.”

After starting as a painter, Klawitter moved into mixed-media portraits, which led her to perfect a proprietary process to mold a fabric sculpture of a model.

“It blends three passions of mine: sculpting, painting and collaborating with others.”

“It’s magic,” she says. “It blends three passions of mine: sculpting, painting and collaborating with others.”

Since 2017, she’s used the method to create work for the Colorado Ballet and the U.S. Olympic Training Center before finding a customer who wanted to commemorate her pregnancy with a fabric sculpture of her belly.

“I love doing commissioned work and showing people in all different shapes and sizes,” Klawitter says.

 

Made by Gina Klawitter
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Denver, Colorado

 

(THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE SMALL BIZ – MADE IN COLORADO, COLORADOBIZ PRINT MAGAZINE SPRING EDITION, PUBLISHED MARCH 2, 2022)

Denver-based writer Eric Peterson is the author of Frommer’s Colorado, Frommer’s Montana & Wyoming, Frommer’s Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks and the Ramble series of guidebooks, featuring first-person travelogues covering everything from atomic landmarks in New Mexico to celebrity gone wrong in Hollywood.
Peterson has also recently written about backpacking in Yosemite, cross-country skiing in Yellowstone and downhill skiing in Colorado for such publications as Denver’s Westword and The New York Daily News. He can be reached at Eptcb126@msn.com
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