Karen Faris creates complex works that feature the human spirt and its battle for compassion and strength. She works across the artistic spectrum but her one constant is words. She is a poet, writer, performer and is increasingly captivated by the possibilities of theatre.
Her performance piece Aliens Like Us was first performed (with Pilar Arthur-Snead) at ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse, NY, November 2017 and has gone on to other venues.
Audiences find her to be an intriguing speaker, reader, and presenter. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule performances, poetry readings, general appearances and school events.
The Strings of Motherhood is an artist’s book. The poem was put on one long piece of string with letter beads and then photographed with personal photos and other objects of interest to create a different kind of work of art. This book is for sale for $10.00 plus shipping and handling. email@example.com
Karen’s poetry is a tapestry of words that challenges our assumptions about the world and the stories it tells. Here is the beginning of one of her very popular poems whose entire can be read in the Fall Edition of aaduna.
Hot Flash Mama
You at the back of the room
rolling your eyes
at the title of my poem
and looking at me
all grey haired and flat shod
not giving a damn
yes you, I’m talking to you….
To order “Before There Was Yonder, ” please click on the above. This story came about when artist Katherine Weston decided she needed a narrative for her work and Karen happened to have a bunny story in her drawer. While it wasn’t Before There Was Yonder, the two knew there was more than a little common sensibility in their work. As Katherine produced clay sculptures, Karen created a world for the sculptures to inhabit and soon, The Grand Bunny was off on a journey to meet elemental characters who might help him save the world. Though light-hearted and whimsical, the work focuses on the value of compassion and kindness and how we are all connected to the natural world. It met with such success that Katherine created illustrations and thus the book Before There Was Yonder was Born. Visit http://www.yonderandbeyond.net/index.html for more information.
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Prints begin at $60.00. For further pricing, contact Karen.