Karmen is an assemblage artist, environmental historian, and Colorado native. These aspects combine as she creates entire worlds in terrariums and aquariums, living sculptures, and whimsical creations that recycle and reuse common objects.
She teaches classes on terrarium construction, fairy gardening, airplant arrangement, local history, and more. She also moonlights as a fairy, providing creative entertainment and activities for fairs, parties, and festivals. Her murals may be seen in Lakewood and other spaces throughout the Denver metro area.

Karmen has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She learned to create assemblage art from her unusually creative family.