Karen Kunc – LandEscape

Artist Statement

This book began with drawings twisted (literally) in string that established a collaborative landscape realized over two years of conversation and trust. Helen Hiebert created watermarked illustrations in an artist-made cotton/abaca paper, and Karen Kunc responded by producing a woodcut image that interacts with the watermarks, fitting into the spaces, overlapping, making edges, and saturating them with color. Paper and print are meant to intrigue with shadows and illusions.

Materials & Technique

Woodcut, letterpress, handmade watermarked paper of cotton/abaca, accordion folded, into a cover box. 2016

About Karen Kunc

Her prints and artists books have been shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has taught workshops around the world, in Egypt, Italy, Finland, Poland, Japan, France, Mexico, Iceland, Bangladesh, and Spain. She has been a visiting artist to over 200 institutions, including: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Tennessee, University of Georgia, Cornell University, American University Cairo, Academy of Art Helsinki Finland, University of Virginia, Kyoto Seika University Japan.