4.11.2011

paper arts | karen margolis



karen margolis

the enso, japanese for circle, is my inspiration for imagery. it is a sacred symbol in zen buddhism, embodying infinity and perfection. i am very attracted to this mystical aspect as well as its paradox of imperfection; and use the circle, reinterpreted in both positive and negative space, as shared language connecting body to mind. in a struggle over demolition and development, my art making involves two distinctly opposing procedures: burning holes in material and constructing discrete components into compositions. within these margins i explore internal mechanisms as well as damage and mending through intimate expressions of how we are touched by circumstances of life.















:: via upon a fold

6 comments:

Dominique K said...

magnifique !

Suzy said...

Wow this is superbe!

.:.

Claire said...

WOW indeed!!

lithospherial said...

Beautiful evocative art like life which creates from decay.

kaitlyn sullivan said...

love love these pieces.. beautiful

Anonymous said...

Fabulous ! ! And inspiring