Commonly, many view Minimalism as an interior design movement, composed of whitewashed surroundings and simple furnishings, rather than as a perspective on the world around us and our inward selves.
Karen’s minimalist photography removes the non-essential "noise" that presides in our daily lives to locate the essence; through the use of “negative space” Karen locates the “truth to nature.”
In White Bird #1, only the bird's reflection signals the presence of water; she floats eternally in a white, endless realm. Without presence of landscape only her form remains calling into question: what is her mood; what is her thought? In the minimalist realm, only presence matters.