Karen van Cuylenburg

Mixed Media Artist

Karen uses collograph prints and mixed media to make her work. The collograph plates are made with natural objects collected in the many remote Australian landscapes she loves to explore. These objects provide a textural and visual connection to their place of origin.

Karen’s recent work explores the protracted dry periods during ‘boom and bust’ cycles of our intermittent wetlands. She is drawn to the patterns that are made by the receding waters of lakes, the marks made by birds, insects and animals that forage on the shores and the patterns made by fallen trees and vegetation on the landscape