Karen Baden Thapa

Fine Art Printmaking

Painting

Nepal Gods

PaintingKaren Thapa

IMG_5015 IMG_5012 IMG_5003 These three collages were made with cut and torn papers including Nepal God prints made with rice paper, acrylic paints and acrylic mediums.  They are on sturdy, 300b watercolor paper and the edges were left exposed to give them an informal mat.

Astrolabes

PaintingKaren Thapa

KBT_astrolabe3KBT_astrolabeKBT_astrolabe2 Greenwich Observatory has a lovely collection of astrolabes.  They are astronomical instruments that were used by navigators to calculate the positions of the sun, the moon and the stars.  One in particular, an intricate brass piece, caught my eye.  I drew it and created a block print out of the drawing.  The print is at the center of these three collages that I made on heavy weight paper, using gold paper strips and acrylic paint