Karen FitzgeraldWoodsideUnited States

1999oil on canvas, 1.5" thick wooden stretcher

152.4 x 152.4 cm

The idea of making something small very big is a well-trod idea in the plastic arts. It is hard not to look at something that is big. Pearl takes this idea as a starting point: Georgia O'Keefe said she wanted us to really look at flowers, so she painted them large. Once there is expansive real estate to work within, a painting can present much more than simple documentation of what the eyes are seeing. Here I'm suggesting a rich lake of energy - which there certainly needs to be to create a pearl. An interior river of color that kisses the pearl as it grows; the energies of light and dark that imbue it with its pearly essence. I don't really know how a pearl is made - maybe scientists are also lacking this information. But the fact that they are made is wonder enough.

WOOCS 2.1.9

$ 13,012

1 in stock

I've been and artist all of my life. Born and raised in a rural area, I grew up close to the natural world: this connection informs all of my work. We live in an envelope of sacred energy - it infuses all aspects of our lives. The delights and mysteries are abundant at every turn.

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