Broken SeashellKristine Kainer
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
40 " h x 30 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 0 oz.
Whenever I walk along the beach, I am always in search of perfectly formed seashells. Those that don't meet my standards are discarded. One time, while visiting a beach in Galveston, Texas, I saw this particular drill shell in the wet sand. Despite its ragged edges and holes, a beautiful, smooth column existed inside. Captivated, I wondered about the history of this protective layer of calcium carbonate and the soft creature that once lived inside. Perhaps imperfection is more interesting.
For Kristine Kainer, recreating her emotional attachments to subject matter, whether a still-life or landscape, is paramount. Her goal is to emotionally trigger a response in the viewer. But, "this response does not need to replicate my own feelings; instead, I hope to make the viewer pause for a moment, reflect upon, then respond to my work in a personal, meaningful way."
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We're adding some wonderful art to our kitchen and this is a thought provoking and wonderful addition. Thank you for your great and creative work!!- J Linehan