An introduction to Karen
The patterns underlying life and reality have always fascinated me as a mathematician and artist. Why are they there? What are they for? What do they mean? Why and how can we use them?
My passion is symbolism from a multifaceted perspective. In many guises it was always present in my business career as an international marketer and subsequently it is an area I have explored in far greater depth. I take into account the science behind numbers, shapes, light and colours, for example, and their roles and purposes in forming reality as well as their use as symbols and tools in the Arts, spirituality and development of human consciousness. In this way I describe how you can understand science through art and symbolism and also appreciate the magic of alchemy in art.
Naturally I use symbolism extensively in my art and I also thoroughly enjoy doing talks/lectures for a wide audience. My books and articles are based on wide ranging research into subjects covering the Sciences, Arts, philosophy and belief systems. They are always highly illustrated with insightful quotes and examples across disciplines and cultures. I hope they inspire readers to look at reality with fresh eyes and to delve further for themselves.
Since 2019 I have been turning my interest in design, geometry, mathematics and symbolism to the design of board and card games. Games for self development and also family fun. This is an area that I never set out to explore but manifested overnight as a result of a chance conversation. It has resulted a whole new avenue of exploration for me that I relish.
Numerate and creative, I have a Joint Honours Degree in Mathematics and Management Sciences and an MSc in Marketing, both from the University of Manchester, England. I then spent many years in international marketing, during which time I was published on several occasions.