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Karyn Ann Janowski
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Karyn is a painter of portraiture; mainly interested in dichotomy, paradoxical personalities–in
our own conflictual nature. “A bicycle accident reduced my artist efforts, for
a time, to clipping items from the Sunday newspaper, each week for approximately
one year I assembled a collage. These collages started as personal and directly pertained
to the accident. They progressed to encompass many events in my life as well as the
litany of disasters known as the ‘Sunday Paper.'” Karyn founded and directed
The Warehouse Studio for visual artists and musicians in 1985.
Collections: Tralfamodore Co-op, Neils and Faith Ingwersen, Jeff Scott
Olsen, Esq., Archive of the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center, Dynamic Resources
Inc., Society of the Haight-Ashbury Charade, Microsoft Image Archive.

KaJa1.jpg (32282 bytes)

Ruled by Fear

KaJa2.jpg (34781 bytes)

Troubles Haven’t Diminished

KaJa3.jpg (22725 bytes)

Comes Sorrow

Anne McKenna
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Ms. McKenna specializes in “Scrapbook Therapy.”
She is an abuse survivor and has MPD. Regarding the use of scrapbooks to heal, Ms.
McKenna says, “I first learned about scrapbook therapy about a week after my
first abuse memories and I knew I was MPD. The idea is to use art to allow your alters
or inside people/components to express themselves. … The project was described
as something to have to remember your alters when you integrate. But it was also
described as a useful way to get to know your alters. I had no idea just how expressive
my alters could be through pictures.”



Marlene Craig (Mirror Lady)
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Ms. Craig is both a fine and digitial artist,
cartoonist, and webmaster. She is a survivor of abuse, which resulted in her acquiring
a Dissociative Disorder. She is a public speaker regarding abuse issues, and has
shown her art at survivor conferences. See also her Comics work.


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