Combining traditional art principles with exploratory techniques and materials, Karen Sako tackles the uncharted footpaths of contemporary art making. This instinctual process allows her to create a unique connection with each work of art expressing a glimpse into the experience and emotion that lay the framework of her life. Creating complex transparent layers with cold wax medium she achieves a depth in her work allowing elements to push and pull the viewer by using soulful marks and energetic colors that direct her imagination into existence. Karen holds a BFA in Visual Communications from the Illinois Institute of Art and is an accomplished abstract artist, graphic designer, and instructor.