Karen Loprete

Joy

© Karen Loprete, Joy, full
© Karen Loprete, Joy, full

 

© Karen Loprete, Joy, detail
© Karen Loprete, Joy, detail

When we moved to Connecticut, and unpacking, I came across my collection of my Grandma’s hand-crocheted doilies. What treasure! I vowed to use them somehow. After feeling comfortable enough to use these precious creations I started using them as part of my own work.

Colliding Thoughts

Karen Loprete, Colliding Thoughts, full
Karen Loprete, Colliding Thoughts, full

 

Karen Loprete, Colliding Thoughts, detail
Karen Loprete, Colliding Thoughts, detail

I knew I wanted to create something new, but what? Should I focus on theme? Should it be a series? What’s the color palette? How big should it be? I think I do best when I’m just left alone to let my thoughts collide.