Art in the Time of Corona
There are real reasons why. Because I’m stuck here. Because I can’t work as normal. Because I have to do something. So I take what I have and I cut.
I seek to remove : I remove to seek.
Small Monoprint series
7″ x 10″ layered monoprints. Connections are the ripples we make. They move outward in an ever-expanding, interconnected tapestry.
Large Monotype series
Full sheet, 30″ x 43″, and half sheet prints – My mortality, my ancestors, and a deep connection to our shared past, are all explored in this work. The spontaneous yet corrosive properties of rust, along with a rare cache of 19th century family photos, capture the disintegration of life, family line and traditional feminine place.
Archived- Embellished Block Prints
Series draws upon the disintegration of natural images photographed by the artist in digital format. Karen alters images, degrading them into basic form and line. These images become a focus of the block prints made with polystyrene plates and embellished with acrylic, ink and pigmented pencil.