Community Projects

Hospital with Heart
Karen always enjoys working with local communities and hospitals to create art pieces that will encourage and inspire on a larger scale. Recently, she
connected with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. They wanted to create a sculpture celebrating babies, children and families to highlight a plaque area recognizing contributors to their Better Beginnings Fund, which benefits those served by the Unit.

A Playground with Pizzazz
For several years, Karen has been in touch with the creators of Boundless Playgrounds, barrier-free playgrounds where children, with and without disabilities, can play and learn. They had approached Karen about helping with a playground design for South Windsor. The playground, called "My Friend's Place" was completed this past month. A gate, built by Karen's friend Tim the Welder and incorporating Karen's plasma-cut design, provides the entrance to the colorful and exciting new playground.

Tim the Welder (right) & helper, Eric, guide the gate topper onto the poles after a crane lifted it into place.



Better Beginnings
This wall sculpture will hang in the neonatal unit of St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT.

Flying High
Karen's characters fly above the entrance to "My Friend's Place" playground.

Better Beginnings
Karen visits her sculpture, during a tour of the neonatal unit of St. Francis Hospital.


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