Karen O'Leary has created these delicate and minimalist pieces of art for 10 years.
When it comes to delicate and minimalist artwork, Studio KMO owner Karen O’Leary has taken a unique approach.
Ten years ago, she was a project architect in New York City. But her unusual approach to maps has become a full-fledged business. Now, she operates Studio KMO out of her Charlotte home. O’Leary’s artwork includes hand-cut, to-scale maps, line based maps and letterpress prints.
For hand-cut pieces, she could spent anywhere from six to eight hours on smaller pieces all the way up to 80 hours for larger pieces. For those looking for a more affordable option, her letterpress prints offer some of her most popular maps in multiple colors.