Karen is a fiber artist living and working Montpelier, Vermont. Her work explores the connection between self, place, emotion, and time.
Seasons, atmospheres, and the time of day are of special interest to Karen. She tries to recreate these natural occurrences with the use of color, line and texture. She has used different dye techniques in her work (batik, shibori, color removal, rust print), as well as sewing with custom weavings, fabric pieces and hand stitching. Her techniques are contemplative, encouraging introspection, while other processes are spontaneous and unpredictable. Karen successfully balances the two approaches, hoping to capture those ephemeral, fleeting moments of time that inspire her.