Young primarily works with fiber mixed-media and is inspired by visits to ancient ruins, rock canyons, and ancient cities rich in history. The unique appearance of her pieces are reflected in her unusual process. Young makes a special paper from scratch. She then uses the original paper to make the artwork. Copper leaf, fired copper and acrylic paint are added to the surface to give the art the desired affect.
“My work is about witnessing how the passing of time affects the appearance of surfaces in the world around us. I see nature in all Her beauty, and I express this artistically in contemporary ways.” -Kara Young