About Photographer Karen Hanrahan  For quite sometime I thought of myself as a closet creative. To me, that meant I wasn’t officially an artist.  As of late, I am out of the closet creatively. I feel like an artist each and everyday! I am captivated by the image stories around me. This has me taking way too many photographs! Self taught, utilizing a simple point and shoot camera, I work intuitively. My image capturing style is described as organic, up close, and authentic. They say that my images are narrative. I like that! I actively seek opportunities to tell an image tale through my photography. Tell me more about your project - I can't wait to bring my unique expression to it.

 

About Collage Artist/Workshop Facilitator Karen Hanrahan  I started to collage in 1997. Gosh, that's a long time ago! This creative medium especially clicked for me on a day that I really didn't want to collage. My mentor prompted me to assemble something with the color "blue" in mind to match the especially bad mood I was in.  The piece I created that day was hopeful and beautiful, it offered me an alternative to the negative feelings I walked in with. The torn shapes were like a gift.  My subconscious mind was expressing it's truth that day. I thought gee - there is more to this than I thought. I was inspired to teach others to pause, tear and assemble so that they too could see inside their subconscious minds.  In 2013 I decided to journal with collage. These page by page expressions became a powerful visual narrative.

 

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