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Karen Swallow

No Beginning/No End
Photos on rice paper/collage/beeswax surface/on canvas
18 x 24

B.A. and Masters Degree from Lewis and Clark College, ¡¯65 &¡¯72
ESOL Instructor at Clark College and P.C.C. since 1989
Dozen juried gallery shows in Photography l987-1997
Chinese Calligraphy juried shows
2009 Multnomah Arts Center
2009/08 Salem Mayor¡¯s Art Invitational
2008 Janovec Gallery
Shenzhen FineArts Museum in China 2005
Oregon WCA President, 2008 to present.
Basically 8 years ago I put down my camera and began to put my attention to Chinese Calligraphy and Brushwork. I have learned from the discipline to focus, slow down, and pay attention to detail. My ability and quality of seeing has been enhanced. The philosophical Taoist poems, statements of ancient thinkers such as Lao Tsu, and the Tao The Ching have inspired my work and strengthened my intention to live a wholesome life.