Artist Statement

Caren Kinne's work explores themes of anemoia*, memory, nostalgia and utopianism. Working with a variety of materials from colored pencils to printmaking and occasionally sculpture, her visual language conveys a whimsical overtone through use of bright colors and organic forms. Her two-dimensional works include purposefully ambiguous backgrounds, lending to a notion of anywhere and anywhen. 




*Anemoia is a contemporary word coined by author John Koenig in his publication The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows meaning: “nostalgia for a time you've never known.”

Koenig, J. (2021). The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. Simon & Schuster.