In her solo show, Elementals, at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH), artist Karen Hochman Brown draws upon the elemental building blocks of life:
air (AER), water (AQUA), fire (IGNUS), and earth (TERRA). Hochman Brown alternately departs from the aluminum substrates on which her works have been previously printed. The mixed media works in Elementals are custom printed charmeuse, silk dupioni and include laser cut wood, acrylic and wool.

They have been designed on computer like Hochman Brown’s previous work but are presented using a combination of many techniques, tracing her history as an artist up to and including her use of a new tool, the Glowforge laser cutter. These new works are embedded with laser etched, hand painted QR codes that when activated by viewers, present interactive media such as the work’s source material and a video tracing its process of creation. The works in Elementals not only continue to push the boundaries of new media, but also highlight harmonious relationships between nature and humanity.