www.karen-kunc.com) was in Massachusetts this week. After a visit to Wheaton College in Norton where she had a show, she came to my town and gave a demonstration at Zea Mays Printmaking. The photo on the left by Tracy Ducasse is Karen at Zea Mays. (That's me behind her in the black knit hat.) You can see more of Tracy's great photos of the day on her Flickr site.
The demonstration was short but wonderful. Although Karen uses oil based litho inks rather than the waterbased inks of moku hanga, I learned a great deal from watching her and I can feel all the information rolling around inside me. I have a feeling that a few months from now I'm going to look back and see this encounter as having had a big influence on me.
One of the things that delighted me the most was that Karen is as lovely and vivid as her work. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting her and watching her print. If you'd like to see a sample of her in action, there are some videos posted on the Baren Forum blog of a demo Karen did at Sev Shoon Arts Center in Seattle.