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KAREN KLINEDINST

KAREN KLINEDINST

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Artist Work

The Egret Trilogy (The Scout, The Congregation, The Hunter)
2018
limited edition archival pigment prints on vellum with white gold leaf
8.5x11" each
Winter Sonata, Nos. 1-3
2019
limited edition archival pigment prints on vellum with silver leaf
8.5x11" each
Late Day, Late August
2018
limited edition archival pigment print on vellum and white gold leaf
13x19"
Along Winter's Bay
2018
limited edition archival pigment print on vellum with silver leaf
13x19"
All That Remains
2018
limited edition archival pigment print on vellum with silver leaf
13x19"
Winter Marsh
2018
limited edition archival pigment print on vellum with silver leaf
13x19"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Phone
410-338-8822
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)
2015

Artist Statement

On the east side of Baltimore is magical world of water, marshes, trees, birds, fish, light and sky. It’s a world protected from rising sea levels, climate change, pollution and development—a neo-Romantic tidal marsh that only exists in my dreams. The Tidal Dreams series blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. The images in the series were photographed at the Black Marsh Natural Area outside Baltimore on property once owned by the Bethlehem Steel Company and used as a private executive. It was later donated to the state of Maryland. Despite being surrounded by an industrial, urban environment, Black Marsh is considered one of the finest examples of a tidal marsh on the upper Chesapeake Bay. It’s a landscape that time forgot. Black Marsh is a reminder of what this endangered landscape, which is home to many species of birds, fish, and native plants, was like prior to industrialization, and what could be lost. The images in the Tidal Dreams series are printed on translucent vellum and backed with white gold or silver leaf. This process adds a magical quality of luminosity and depth to each one-of-a-kind print.

Artist Bio

Karen Klinedinst is an artist using photography to explore themes of place, nature and the environment. She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. Her landscapes have been exhibited widely, including: Massoni Art Gallery, Fleckenstein Gallery, Y:Art Gallery, Adkins Arboretum, Maryland Art Place, Soho Photo Gallery, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Griffin Museum of Photography, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, and the Biggs Museum of American Art. Her work is in the collection of the National Park Service, and numerous private collections.

She was a 2004 Platte Clove artist-in-residence at the Catskills Center for Conservation and Development, and a 2006 National Park Service artist-in-residence at Acadia National Park in Maine. In 2015, was awarded an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council.