2025 SOMA Wild Mushroom Camp

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Faculty Biographies

Karen Rusiniak

Nature and art are my two enduring life passions and I love helping others connect with the natural world and their creativity. I specialize in botanical illustration and landscapes, but lately photography, specifically cyanotypes, have gotten my attention due to their painterly aesthetic that is quite poetic with an otherworldly etherealness. They lend themselves to “happy accidents” and can be manipulated in many ways only limited by the artist’s imagination. Also, as a member of a postal correspondence co-op, cyanotypes make great notecards and postcards and make people happy to receive one.