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Story I  Statement

Karen's Story

Artist Statement

As an artist, I find beauty in unexpected places, particularly in the repurposed materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. One of my favorite materials to work with is CD discs, which I transform into unique and captivating works of art. I take great pleasure in knowing that these pieces bring joy to others, especially when they discover that they're made from something as ordinary as a CD disc.


When asked what my art represents, I like to think that it can mean different things to different people. For me, it's about finding beauty in unexpected places and improving my craft with each creation. For others, it might be about the importance of repurposing and reducing waste. Whatever the interpretation, I hope that my art inspires others to look at the world with a creative and open-minded perspective.


Much of my art is inspired by the ocean and its vast and beautiful expanse. The colors and movement of water, as well as the creatures that inhabit it, are a constant source of fascination and inspiration for me. Though I may explore different themes in the future, for now, I am drawn to the blues and greens of the ocean, and the magic of sea life. In every piece I create, I aim to capture the essence and energy of the ocean and to create something truly special and meaningful.

Artist Biography

Karen Kristine Fisher is a unique and self-taught artist who has gained widespread recognition for her exceptional work in repurposed objects. As a native of Colorado who now lives in Wyoming, Karen draws her inspiration from the vastness and tranquility of the ocean.


Her creative journey started about 20 years ago, when she started making simple jewelry. But she soon discovered the allure of the shimmering and reflective CD discs, and this became the central element of her work. With extensive research and experimentation, Karen perfected a technique to create stunning jewelry pieces using these discs.


But Karen's creativity knew no bounds, and in 2022, she decided to branch out into making art pieces. Her signature style is a fusion of colors, textures, and patterns, reminiscent of the ebb and flow of the ocean. Her art has been aptly titled "jewelry for your walls" as it captures the beauty and elegance of her jewelry in larger pieces that can adorn any wall.


Karen's passion and hard work were recognized when she participated in an art show in 2023. She took home multiple awards, including 1st place in her category, three merchant awards, and the prestigious People's choice award. The feedback and encouragement from the show have propelled Karen to continue honing her craft and exploring new avenues for her creativity, especially with CD discs. Through her work, Karen Kristine Fisher shows us that even discarded objects can be transformed into exquisite works of art. As an emerging artist her unique vision, coupled with her mastery of techniques, will make her one of the most sought-after artists in the repurposed art space.

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