Artist

Karen Kurka Jensen

Cedar Rapids

about the artist

Karen is a contemporary sumi-e painter reaching beyond the limits of traditional ink painting. She discovered this art form while living in Minneapolis, MN, where she met and began studying with Susan Frame and Susan Christie. Her work has been featured both locally and across the Midwest. She has been honored with awards both nationally and internationally and resides in Cedar Rapids.

BEHIND THE DESIGN

Herky’s stance lends well to a wizard who has both physical and mental power. Even in his old age, Herky has a commanding and powerful presence. The artist has loved science fiction and fantasy all her life and enjoyed challenging herself to complete this piece of 3D artwork.

location

Wickham Elementary School (Coralville)

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