Karen Gustafson

Who But An Artist

Jun 5, 2019
Sioux City Art Center

"She was influenced by what's called theĀ Vienna Dioscurides. What that was, was the oldest illustrated book of edible and medicinal plants in existance," says Behrens. "She felt like she needed to translate the drawings in the books into something new. And she drew using her sewing machine and thread and organza, these images of the plants."