I’m a graphic designer by education, expressing my ideas through art; I’m a writer by compulsion, exploring the edges of time and existence through science fiction.
My work is inspired by possibilities, especially relating to the interconnectedness of the universe, both as science suggests it and as imagination envisions it. I believe that we are all linked by the strands of an ethereal web, whose fibers reach beyond time, place, and even what we see as reality.
I’m also particularly obsessed with the oceans, seas, and nearly everything aquatic, including sailing and navigation. Water, taking up so much of our world and our bodies themselves, often plays a symbolic part in my writing and art.
I’m currently at work on my second (and third—of a different series) novel. I also do a fair deal of commissioned artwork, usually traditional or surreal portraits or poster design, but also tattoo illustration.
In my spare time, I collect old nautical books and charts, practice Anniversary Gregg Shorthand, experiment with gluten-free baking, and drink entirely too much coffee. I’m a native of New Jersey, transplanted to Arizona, where I live with my family in our newly built house.
I can be contacted directly at:
karen «at» karengadient «dot» com
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