Photo taken by Karen English
Currently working as a medical technologist, I sew, quilt, bicycle, travel, and take pictures in my spare time. In 2006 I earned a certificate in photography from Columbus State Community College by taking one class a quarter and working full time.
In April 2013, while taking photos at Schnormeier Gardens in Gambier, Ohio, I learned from Ted Schnormeier about a project he was supervising in Mount Vernon which involved demolishing the old Pittsburg Plate Glass manufacturing plant and developing the grounds into a park, Ariel-Foundation Park. For more than two years I have documented the continual progress of that project. I assumed that it would last a few weeks. The drive to Mount Vernon was an hour each way.