Friday, October 3, 2014

New Work

The World of Threads Festival opens November 1st, and I am fortunate enough to have four pieces in the show.  This piece below is one of my entries.  It's called "Letting Go", and it's about my dad's short struggle with the beginnings of Alzheimer's disease.

I guess we were fortunate that my dad's other medical issues meant he didn't have to suffer from this disease for very long, but it gave my family a small glimpse into what his future would have been.

This piece above is a new one I'm working on. I've been trying to make my lines more fluid, and I keep trying to say what I want as simply as possible.  There has been some discussion today on the SAQA site about artist's getting stale, making the same old thing, stuck in a rut.  Sometimes I wonder if that's me, but the thing is, I really love what I'm doing, and I don't feel I'm done with my message yet. What's my message?  That the human body in all it's conditions, ages, and even deteriorations, is a marvelous thing.


Mia Bloom Designs said...

Karen - I love your piece "Letting Go". My dad had dementia. It's a tough disease to watch a love one go through. I, also, love the fluid lines of your new piece is progressing. I'm looking forward to see how it processes.

Françoise said...

Congratulations Karen!
I love your work too.

Olga Norris said...

I can't see you getting stale - and there are excellent precedents for sticking to what interests you: Bonnard and Cezanne just to name two.
I love what you are doing, and am fascinated to see how your new piece develops.

Deborah Boschert said...

I love Letting Go. Wow. So powerful. Can you post more detail shots? How big is it? What are those red bits? I think you hit on the most important thing... you're not yet tired of the techniques and themes you're exploring. So, keep creating!