By Artsvi Bakhchinyan
Special to Mirror-Spectator
YEREVAN/CLOSTER, N.J. — Karen Samunjan (Garry Samunjian) is a multitalented professional, born in 1967 in Tbilisi and living in the US. In 1985 he entered the Faculty of Architecture of the Georgian Polytechnic Institute. In 1990 he emigrated to the United States. He is the author of The Gardener and The Case of Taste; his poetry has been published in litprichal.ru and other Russian literature web sites.
Dear Karen, at first, I learned about you as a poet, but it turned out you are involved also in design, architecture, painting and photography. What profession is more characteristic for you?
Architecture projecting and design is more characteristic for me. Although partially, fine art is my profession as well. Most of my paintings are for sale. Photography is solely a passion and necessity for when I travel. My cell phone is my only camera… that seems a little far from a profession… doesn’t it?
Yes, it is… You were born in Tbilisi, a city with rich Armenian past. Tell us please about your family and what Tbilisi gave to you.