Artist: Karen Kurka Jensen
Title: Designworks - Every Nook n Cranny
Medium: Ink and watercolor on ricepaper
Dimensions: 30"h x 9"w
"Every Nook N Cranny" is an elongated vertical abstract painting. This artwork features a dynamic blend of organic shapes, with a complex interplay of colors and textures. The predominant colors in the painting include earthy tones such as muted browns, oranges, and yellows, contrasted with areas of slate gray, soft blues, and subtle pinks. The color transitions evoke a sense of fluidity and movement, to showcase the hues bleeding into one another. Some regions of the painting are washed and diluted, while others have a more opaque and dense coloration. The overall composition is free-form and non-representational, encouraging viewers to interpret the images and forms that emerge subjectively. Drips and splatters are observable throughout the canvas, lending to a raw and expressive aesthetic. Small, intriguing details like speckles, bubbles, and layers of color add depth and dimension to the piece, creating an almost topographical sense. The painting showcases the artist's exploration of medium and technique—it is a rich, thought-provoking work that can stimulate various emotional responses and personal reflections from its viewers.