I created this work at a time when my work was changing. This is an important piece because it is a bridge between my earlier work and my gilded work. The work has a small circle gilded in 21k moon gold. The roundness of the work suggests a view beyond space and time, into the core of pure energy, and toward a universal metaphysics – the immeasurable energies that shape our sciences as well as our beliefs; unbound and unencumbered with the duality of horizontal and vertical.

- Karen Fitzgerald

The Way of Energy

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

33" h x 33" w x 1.5" d
8 lbs. 2 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.