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Karen Olson

Karen Olson

Born: 1955

Hometown: Farmington, Connecticut

Based in: Hope, Maine

Karen Olson is a lens-based artist working at the intersection of human emotion and the natural world. In her figurative and nature-inspired work, she uses concept-based projects to explore the human-nature connection and its role in fostering mental health and communication.
Working in photography and sculpture she employs the act of constructing, deconstructing, and reconstructing with both physical materials and digital files. Japanese and Korean papers and processes are artfully employed in her sculptural works. Karen is a Maine based artist whose artistic process includes forest bathing in the woodlands near her home.


17 works for sale

Early Mourning

Karen Olson, United States of America

Photography

$ 600

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Intimate Conversations by Karen Olson

Karen Olson, United States of America

Photography

$ 600

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Heart of Gold by Karen Olson

Karen Olson, United States of America

Photography

$ 600

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Hidden Truths by Karen Olson

Karen Olson, United States of America

Photography

$ 600

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Komorebi by Karen Olson

Karen Olson, United States of America

Photography

$ 600

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Deep Secrets by Karen Olson

Karen Olson, United States of America

Photography

$ 600

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Interwoven by Karen Olson

Karen Olson, United States of America

Photography

$ 600

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Empyrean Stage by Karen Olson

Karen Olson, United States of America

Photography

$ 600

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Solace by Karen Olson

Karen Olson, United States of America

Photography

$ 600

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Patient Harmony by Karen Olson

Karen Olson, United States of America

Photography

$ 600

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Offering by Karen Olson

Karen Olson, United States of America

Photography

$ 600

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Presence by Karen Olson

Karen Olson, United States of America

Photography

$ 600

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Karen Olson In The Studio

"“I was drawn to these sculptural pieces from the first moment I saw them. I appreciate how the artist so expertly managed to convey both vulnerability and strength in each unique piece. Conceptually inventive, imaginative, and fully realized, this is a perfect example of how all the thoughtfully chosen details perfectly create the whole.” — Diana Bloomfield, 2021 Rfotofolio Juror"


More About Karen Olson

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What inspires you?

When trees converse the air is charged with chemical substances, fragrances, hormones, and electrical connections. Placing myself in the middle of the conversation I am illuminated by it. I am keenly interested in this human-nature connection and how it supports and fosters mental health and interpersonal communication.

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Describe your creative process.

I often employ composites in my photography. I create sculptural works specifically to capture and layer digitally. These works are blended with figurative works or images captured in the forest. The process illustrates multi-sensory forest bathing experiences. Three dimensional works, paper sculptures, are created using oriental processes such as Momigami and Joomchi combined with pigment prints on Kozo paper. They are ethereal in aesthetic yet archival to a minimum of 100 years.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Ethereal, Immersive, Textural

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

I am inspired by many fiber artists working in paper and contemporary photographers working with alternative processes.

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

Art lenses for my camera and modern editing software is a key component in my work.

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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

To quote Seth Godin in The Practice, "Seek joy. Seek generosity."

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Where do you go for inspiration?

The forest.


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Last Updated Sep 07, 2022


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Credentials

Education

Nord Photography

Norway, 2022

Maine Media

United States of America, 2021

Maine Media

United States of America, 2020

Exhibitions

Wildheart

2021

Photo Not Photo

2021

Transformations

2021

Behind the Lens-Women in Photography

2021

Between Two Worlds

2020

Griffin Museum of Photography 2020 Show

2020

Awards

Rfotofolio Selected Artist

2021

LA Photo Curator Top 40 2021

2021

Education

Nord Photography

Norway, 2022

Maine Media

United States of America, 2021

Maine Media

United States of America, 2020

Exhibitions

Wildheart

2021

Photo Not Photo

2021

Transformations

2021

Behind the Lens-Women in Photography

2021

Between Two Worlds

2020

Griffin Museum of Photography 2020 Show

2020

Awards

Rfotofolio Selected Artist

2021

LA Photo Curator Top 40 2021

2021

Press

One Twelve

2021

Creative Maine Magazine

2021

Art New England Magazine

2021

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts

2020

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