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Karen is a multi-media artist and photographer. She often combines printmaking, collage and photographic techniques. She graduated, an art major, from Scripps College, CA, and earned a MA in art education at NYU. Karen has taught elementary and high school art and private classes for children and adults. For twenty years she had a custom tile business designing and hand-glazing ceramic tiles for clients across the country. She has shown her art work on the east and west coasts and is in numerous collections including the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Collection in New Jersey. She lives and works in Stamford, CT and spends parts of each year in Vermont.

Statement of Work:
My subject matter and materials are found in the natural world - the human figure, the woods, the weather. My materials often include hand-made papers and things I find like birch bark, wasp nest, and feathers. A recurring theme for many years has been the aging process. Wrinkles become line drawings. Skin takes on new textures and colors. I print wrinkled, lined figures on natural Japanese papers that resemble old skin. These figures sometimes float in the air as paper sculptures. Nature and the flow of life permeate my work.

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