Karen Petersen, is a sculptor of organic forms. Petersen creates what her hands see and feel. Ignoring fashion and embracing the lessons learned from teachers, past masters and a life of conflict and beauty the results are animals and the human figures . Sometimes they are abstract. But always the motive is to create a solid shape of emotional consequence in space, and to give that space new context, new interest, new possibility and new power.
I have created a great number of sculptures and paintings over the last four decades, many of which are in public settings and private collections world wide. My paintings are a counterpoint to my three-dimensional work, using color and texture to create inner landscapes that express the music of my spirit. I often work on both sculpture and painting projects simultaneously.