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Karina Hean

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Karina Hean

American

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Focusing on themes related to the natural world, Karina Hean creates volatile abstract works on paper that incorporate charcoal, collage, and monoprint. Creating multilayered and intricately textured work that parallels the complexity of natural design, Hean explores nature’s dual role as both a sublime force and an inert subject. Explaining this tension, she says, “Nature is simultaneously cast as a divine, ineffable entity characterized by change and omnipotence…and as a measurable, predictable resource capable of passive utilization that we comprehend and control.”

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Focusing on themes related to the natural world, Karina Hean creates volatile abstract works on paper that incorporate charcoal, collage, and monoprint. Creating multilayered and intricately textured work that parallels the complexity of natural design, Hean explores nature’s dual role as both a sublime force and an inert subject. Explaining this tension, she says, “Nature is simultaneously cast as a divine, ineffable entity characterized by change and omnipotence…and as a measurable, predictable resource capable of passive utilization that we comprehend and control.”