Karmien grew up in Oak Cliff, Texas. Her undergraduate work was in Painting and Art History, and her MFA from Texas Women’s University is in Ceramics and Metals with a minor in Sculpture. She is presently on the faculty of Tarrance County College in Ft. Forth, TX.
I enjoy using natural durable materials, and I use mostly bronze and clay making functional and sculptural forms. The expressions are serious commentary, portraits, or whimsical interpretations, all usually experimental. I often feel as if I have been an emerging artist for more than forty years because I like to experiment with materials, form and process, trying to explore where I have never been. The concept for me, usually dictates the materials, which by their nature help to convey my message.