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Winter Sonata, Nos.1-3

Winter Sonata, Nos.1-3
Winter Sonata, Nos.1-3, from the Tidal Dreams series

The Egret Trilogy

The Egret Trilogy
The Egret Trilogy, from the Tidal Dreams series

Last Light, Gunpowder Falls

Last Light, Gunpowder Falls
Last Light, Gunpowder Falls, archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, 17x22" from the upcoming East/West exhibit from January-February 2020 at The Hoffberger Gallery.

Desert Dream

Desert Dream
Desert Dream, archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, 33x17" from the upcoming East/West exhibit from January-February 2020 at The Hoffberger Gallery.

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About Karen

Baltimore City

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Karen Klinedinst is a visual artist using photography to explore themes of place, nature and the environment. Inspired by the 19th century landscape paintings of the Hudson River School, she creates richly layered landscapes that combine the real with the imagined. Her work has been exhibited both locally and nationally at venues such as Y:Art Gallery, Maryland Art Place, Soho Photo Gallery, University of Maryland Global College, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Washington County Museum... more

Tidal Dreams

One day I walked into this magical world of water, marshes, trees, birds, fish, light and sky. A world protected from rising sea levels, climate change, pollution and development. A tidal marsh that only exists in my dreams.

The Tidal Dreams series was photographed at the Black Marsh Natural Area just outside of eastern Baltimore City on property once owned by the Bethlehem Steel Company. 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, home to many species of birds, fish, and native plants, was like prior to industrialization, and what could be lost.

The Tidal Dreams series was printed on translucent vellum with either silver or white gold leaf backing the image, creating a luminosity on the print's surface. Each print is intimate and unique.

The Tidal Dreams series was exhibited in March 2019 at Project 1628 in Baltimore.

  • The Egret Trilogy

    The Egret Trilogy
    The Egret Trilogy, a trio of archival pigment prints on vellum with white gold leaf, 8.5x11" each
  • The Hunter

    The Hunter
    archival pigment print on vellum and white gold leaf, 8.5x11"
  • The Congregation

    The Congregation
    archival pigment print on vellum and white gold leaf, 8.5x11"
  • The Scout

    The Scout
    archival pigment print on vellum and white gold leaf, 8.5x11"
  • Late Day, Late August

    Late Day, Late August
    archival pigment print on vellum and white gold leaf, 12.5x18"
  • Summer's Wane

    Summer's Wane
    archival pigment print on vellum and white gold leaf, 12.5x18"
  • Shelter

    Shelter
    archival pigment print on vellum and white gold leaf, 12.5x18"
  • All That Remains

    All That Remains
    archival pigment print on vellum and white gold leaf, 12.5x18"
  • The Edge Of Day

    The Edge Of Day
    archival pigment print on vellum and white gold leaf, 11x8.5"
  • Remain in Light

    Remain in Light
    archival pigment print on vellum and white gold leaf, 11x8.5"

Tidal Dreams (continued)

One day I walked into this magical world of water, marshes, trees, birds, fish, light and sky. A world protected from rising sea levels, climate change, pollution and development. A tidal marsh that only exists in my dreams.

The Tidal Dreams series was photographed at the Black Marsh Natural Area just outside of eastern Baltimore City on property once owned by the Bethlehem Steel Company. 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, home to many species of birds, fish, and native plants, was like prior to industrialization, and what could be lost.

The Tidal Dreams series was printed on translucent vellum with either silver or white gold leaf backing the image, creating a luminosity on the print's surface. Each print is intimate and unique.

The Tidal Dreams series was exhibited in March 2019 at Project 1628 in Baltimore.

East/West

Blending selections from two bodies of work, the Emotional Landscape and Walking West series, East/West is a meditation on our memories of familiar and far away places.

All of us have a deep connection to certain places. In the Emotional Landscape series, I capture my deep connection to the natural landscape of the Mid-Atlantic region. I’ve lived in Pennsylvania and Maryland my entire life, so this landscape is the core of my being and forms my memories of home.

Walking is an integral part of my creative process, and forms my point of view. All of the landscapes in the Walking West series were captured during my hiking trips in Arizona, California and Colorado. These are landscapes that feel foreign to me, yet I search for the familiar in these far away places. The far away then feels more like home.

In both bodies of work, I draw my inspiration from the 19th century landscape painting of The Hudson River School. Like the Hudson River School painters, I interpret the landscape and how it affects me emotionally and spiritually. I create richly layered landscapes that blend the real with the imagined, and the familiar with the unknown.

East/West will be exhibited at The Hoffberger Gallery at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in January-Februay 2020.

  • Last Light, Gunpowder Falls

    Last Light, Gunpowder Falls
    Last Light, Gunpowder Falls, archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, 17x22" from the upcoming East/West exhibit from January-February 2020 at The Hoffberger Gallery.
  • Desert Dream

    Desert Dream
    Desert Dream, archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, 33x17" from the upcoming East/West exhibit from January-February 2020 at The Hoffberger Gallery.
  • The Forest Edge

    The Forest Edge
    archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, 38x17"
  • Autumn Lake

    Autumn Lake
    archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, 36x17"
  • The High Lake, Dusy Basin

    The High Lake, Dusy Basin
    archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, 38x17"
  • Daybreak, Evolution Basin

    Daybreak, Evolution Basin
    archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, 17x17"
  • Along The Pond

    Along The Pond
    archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, 17x17"
  • Late Winter, The Beaver Pond

    Late Winter, The Beaver Pond ©Karen Klinedinst, 2017
    archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, 17x17"
  • Along Raes Lake

    Along Raes Lake
    archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, 17x22"
  • First Light, Platte Clove

    First Light, Platte Clove
    archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, 17x22""

East/West (continued)

Blending selections from two bodies of work, the Emotional Landscape and Walking West series, East/West is a meditation on our memories of familiar and far away places.

All of us have a deep connection to certain places. In the Emotional Landscape series, I capture my deep connection to the natural landscape of the Mid-Atlantic region. I’ve lived in Pennsylvania and Maryland my entire life, so this landscape is the core of my being and forms my memories of home.

Walking is an integral part of my creative process, and forms my point of view. All of the landscapes in the Walking West series were captured during my hiking trips in Arizona, California and Colorado. These are landscapes that feel foreign to me, yet I search for the familiar in these far away places. The far away then feels more like home.

In both bodies of work, I draw my inspiration from the 19th century landscape painting of The Hudson River School. Like the Hudson River School painters, I interpret the landscape and how it affects me emotionally and spiritually. I create richly layered landscapes that blend the real with the imagined, and the familiar with the unknown.

East/West will be exhibited at The Hoffberger Gallery at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in January-Februay 2020.

East/West (continued)

Blending selections from two bodies of work, the Emotional Landscape and Walking West series, East/West is a meditation on our memories of familiar and far away places.

All of us have a deep connection to certain places. In the Emotional Landscape series, I capture my deep connection to the natural landscape of the Mid-Atlantic region. I’ve lived in Pennsylvania and Maryland my entire life, so this landscape is the core of my being and forms my memories of home.

Walking is an integral part of my creative process, and forms my point of view. All of the landscapes in the Walking West series were captured during my hiking trips in Arizona, California and Colorado. These are landscapes that feel foreign to me, yet I search for the familiar in these far away places. The far away then feels more like home.

In both bodies of work, I draw my inspiration from the 19th century landscape painting of The Hudson River School. Like the Hudson River School painters, I interpret the landscape and how it affects me emotionally and spiritually. I create richly layered landscapes that blend the real with the imagined, and the familiar with the unknown.

East/West will be exhibited at The Hoffberger Gallery at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in January-Februay 2020.

The Emotional Landscape

All of us have a deep connection to certain places. We see these places not as they are, but idealize them through our memories.

I draw my inspiration from 19th century landscape painting ranging from Thomas Cole, George Innes and The Hudson River School painters. Similar to these painters, I interpret the landscape and how it affects me emotionally and spiritually. My approach is not about capturing reality, but creating a neo-Romantic world reflective of my memory and imagination.

The Emotional Landscape was exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Stoneham, Massachussets from July-October 2018.

The Emotional Landscape (continued)

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