This work has 23k gold gilded ring which contains hand-marbleized, hand-made Japanese paper. This surface is carefully sealed and then oil paint was added in very thin, luminous layers. The image is one of three that were inspired by a recent solar eclipse event. The shadow in this case is white, an expression of universal energy. The roundness of the work suggests a view beyond space and time toward a universal metaphysics – the immeasurable heavens that hold our sciences as well as our beliefs. This artwork is installed with a cleat system on the back of the work. The cleat is 6" long and can be nailed to the wall with flat-head nails or screws. This artwork is round.

- Karen Fitzgerald

Shadow II

Oil painting on composite board
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

18" h x 18" w x .5" d
2 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.