Artist Statement: I have been creating things longer than I have known enough to call it art. Ken and Barbie were my first models - cheap and good at holding a pose! In the many things I have sculpted and carved; ice logs, plaster, glass, cast iron, cement, clay, rocks, metal; I tend to discover the human elements and images hidden in the material and present them for viewing. My glass figures stretch and dance in their celebration of life, flinging off the restraints of being human. About: Karen was born in Lafayette Indiana and attended Pilchuk glass studio in Stanwood Washingtion. She is inspired by travel, and balances time between traveling and creating.