A native of Cincinnati, Karen has been a stone sculptor for over 30 years. Her studio is located at the Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St., in the Over-the-Rhine area in Cincinnati. Contact Karen Here

My work has many applications and is installed in universities, hospitals, churches, parks and recreation areas, housing communities, and corporate headquarters throughout the United States.

My limestone relief carvings fit with many installation options. Due to the weight of the stone, many of my projects are completed with easier to handle panels ranging in size from 1’x1’ to 4.5’x6’. These panels can be stand alone pieces, a collection of themed pieces, or installed adjacent to each other to form a large mural. They can be on the surface of a wall or recessed. Most of my projects are carved in my studio and then shipped to location. Some projects were carved on site due to the need to install the stone first (Creation Wall, Ohio) or as an Artist in Residence so the public can see the artwork in progress (Life in Vail, Colorado).

I do all the artwork, but installation has to be contracted out separately due to local installation requirements associated with the weight of the stone. Wall panels can be hung on a reinforced masonry wall or on a knee wall. Freestanding pieces are installed on a concrete footer (Nature’s Guardians, California). Some of my pieces have a metal armature or frame, which I contract out to a metalworker.