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ink brush paper & stone

sumi-e fine art by karen kurka jensen
images of greece
river series
shikishi tiles
current galleries
about the artist
karen's blog and email

works of art by
karen kurka jensen

Conveying the spirit of what is seen and felt is the passion of the sumi-e artist. The world is alive, and Karen conveys life's inner and outer beauty through natural materials: pine soot ink, rice paper, bamboo brush and grinding stone, and her unique adaptation of the basic Chinese sumi-e painting techniques.
The 'Rivers' series was done in response to the flood that devastated my city of Cedar Rapids, IA this past summer.
In honor and respect to all the rivers of my life,

Purchase my signed and numbered
Limited Edition Prints at

The Rivers of My Homeland