A Complete Circuit
How does creativity operate when the hands are engaged? Does understanding occur, as if by proxy, at the round ends of the fingertips which can act as eyeballs do—to witness, decode, and report what smell, touch, taste, sight, and hearing take in to the body? The senses are external stimuli that spark the biological circuitry in Karin’s imagination. Like the call and response between two jazz musicians, she engages in the making process to transform neurological signals into harmony.
Karin’s freestyle approach to multi-media art and education is driven by play and experimentation. She believes these principles are a map to confidence, innovation, and joy in any work.
Diverse life experiences inform Karin’s artistry. Her aesthetic is woven with an employment history as a scientist, gallery curator, phlebotomist, horse trainer, tugboat cook, nurse’s aid, receptionist, janitor, pizza deliverer, cake decorator, house cleaner, plus work as a critter sitter—from delicate water beings to domesticated farm animals.
Karin holds a Master’s Degree in the Visual Arts and a dual undergraduate degree in Biology and Fine Art. She practices the internal martial arts disciplines of Tai Chi and Bagua. Karin currently lives in MA with her husband, two dogs, three cats, and many fish.
She has always been an artist.