Karen Timm Artist Statement
My artwork expresses a lifelong love of paper and using my hands to create in a 3-dimensional way. The subject matter I most often find myself illustrating is what surrounds me, nature. There is a beauty in shapes, patterns, colors, textures and details of what we see each day that is very enjoyable to showcase what we often overlook.
What I create almost always starts with an idea I wish to communicate. Sometimes that’s illustrating one simple word in paper and other times it’s a more contemplative thought for you to take away and reflect on. I very rarely create two dimensional art because I love the interplay of light and layers of paper in different shapes, especially in all white, which creates a beauty all it’s own.
I enjoy creating in 3D with paper, original book designs, or altering existing books. In these new artworks, I’ve altered books, three bibles to be exact. As a person of faith, I like to illustrate truths from the bible, which is what I’ve done here, illustrating specific verses in a way that I hope enhances the meaning of each verse to the viewer. This small series is themed “Your Word…”.