Ottawa born Karen Bernard is a graduate of the Graphic Arts
program at Algonquin College and has been working in her chosen
field ever since. Karen experimented with a variety of media
before discovering the craft of hand-made paper. With its
flexibility, paper permits her to do more than decorate a
flat surface. It inspires her to create three dimensional
sculptures breaking through the barriers of two dimensional
design. According to Karen, the unique properties and forms
created by paper have no counterpart.
This art form allows her the freedom to leave the flat surface
and return to the world of depth. Karen’s perceptions
of our world are expressed in the precise intricate motion
of each piece.
Her original designs can be seen in her most recent works
of Paper Sculpture Relief. She moved to Petawawa in 2009 and
now displays her works at the Valley Artisans Co-op.