The past 18 months have brought many thoughts about shadows. I began this little piece with a red form, reminiscent of a mountain. It quickly transformed into a rock-like formation, with just a hint of the original red shadow. Energy shadows us 24/7. The roundness of the work suggests a view beyond space and time toward a universal metaphysics – the immeasurable energies that hold our world as well as our beliefs; unbound and unencumbered with duality. This artwork was created on hand-patterned, hand-made Japanese paper. The center is a 23k gold gilded, 7.5" roundel.

- Karen Fitzgerald

Red Shadow

Oil painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

17" h x 13.5" w 
0 lbs. 6 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.