Thursday, June 01, 2006

Less Black, More Life

I am a big fan (okay, and big friend) of Megan Karlen, New York City artist. Her latest paintings are in keeping with her theme of life forms trapped both dead and alive underground. But now, with less black dominating the paintings, the colors are vibrant, exciting and beautiful. You feel so alive when you look at these colorful images. And then you grow sad these living beasts are trapped underground. But then, you get so happy because being trapped underground has not destroyed their life force (okay, not everyone survives). A true affirmation of spirit. And I mean spirit in the best sense of the word. I love these paintings.

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Underground Series: Click here and then Scroll down and click on UG May


Rebecca Waring said...

I love them too. So much. It's a whole new look for Megan and it's fabulous. Such contrast between the LIFE and the underground feeling. Haunting and beautiful.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Gorgeous work!