Inspired by linear shapes found in nature and a love of Japanese pattern, Karen enjoys using resin as a material as colour is an important aspect of her work. Particularly influenced by a 1950’s and 1960‘s colour palette, Karen contrasts colour and shape, often playing around with the overall uniformity of the piece.
Karen's most recent work involves inlaying pattern into resin or just a simple line, giving the quality of a drawn line. This body of work involves mould making and casting, then through techniques such as saw piercing, filing and laborious sanding, the inlaid pattern is revealed. Karen produces colourful bold pieces including earrings, necklaces, bangles and cufflinks.