The resilience of our biosphere depends on an ecoliterate human society. Plastic has fascinating properties with both beneficial and harmful histories we are only beginning to fully understand.

Karen Viola

The resilience of our biosphere depends on an ecoliterate human society. Plastic has fascinating properties with both beneficial and harmful histories we are only beginning to fully understand. It is abundant, pliable, and durable, even archival in an awful way. Through experimentation with found plastic packaging as a primary medium, I explore ways we might regenerate and deepen our understanding of ecological systems on which our lives depend.

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Karen Viola works and resides on ancestral lands of the Munsee Lenape, in White Plains, NY. Her extensive experience designing innovative children’s books and her love of nature informs her interdisciplinary art practice. Her art often gravitates to the book form using found materials, offering visceral, hands-on learning experiences that strive to nurture curiosity, ecoliteracy, and social connection.

Karen Viola Artworks - Sunflower Sea Star

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