I gilded the circle with 23k gold. Sometimes I imagine the moon selects her looks from a vast wardrobe filled with all the colors we see her bedecked with. While this is a playful thought, the energies within color are a significant presence in our skies. Roundness in my the work suggests a view beyond space and time toward a universal metaphysics, including the immeasurable heavens that hold our sciences as well as our beliefs; unbound and unencumbered with duality. Gold also suggests this. The central tondo image is 16" diameter and gilded with 23k gold. This was sealed before thin oil paint was applied. 

- Karen Fitzgerald

I Am Wishing for All the Colors of the Moon

Oil painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

29.25" h x 24.75" w 
0 lbs. 14 oz.



Karen Fitzgerald
Woodside, New York

Getting to Know Karen

“My work is a bridge between the present and the past,” says abstract artist Karen Fitzgerald. “I'm using gilding processes that come down to us from the Renaissance. I'm also responding to a broad range of artwork from a wide range of time and cultures.” Karen’s roundels also have a celestial quality, glowing like the sun or shimmering like the moon. The reflective nature of her gilded work makes light an important part of the viewing experience. The work is inspired by emotion but executed with fine precision. It is perhaps this dichotomy that provides a feeling of balance to the viewer.