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Karen Kurka Jensen - "My Roots 2"

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Artist: Karen Kurka Jensen
Title: My Roots 2
Medium: Ink and watercolor on ricepaper
Dimensions: 21"h x 21"w

"My Roots 2" is an abstract composition primarily using shades of black, gray, and white, utilizing ink in this painting. The central focus of the artwork features a cluster of darker ink blotches. The darker areas have various gradients and concentrations of black. These blotches are interconnected by thin, meandering lines, giving the impression of visual fluidity across the canvas. Around this concentration of darker tones, there are expansive areas of grayscale that softly transition from light to dark. The use of negative space and the manner in which the ink disperses suggests a sense of movement. The edges of the darker forms feather out into the lighter areas, creating a textured and dynamic interplay between the different shades. The composition seems to balance deliberation and spontaneity, indicative of a controlled hand guiding the medium while also allowing for chance and the natural behavior of the ink. The artwork, lacking a clear representational form, is open to interpretation and evokes a meditative or introspective response from the viewer.