Alexandria
 
Virginia

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

I create art out of common, everyday things.  From discarded clothing to junk mail, I'm motivated by the context of a material—its original purpose and place in our lives as well as the many hands and ideas involved in its creation.  I "make paint" by breaking these materials down, seeking out color and shape, and putting them back together again in ways that celebrate what we value and why it matters.  It's sustainable in practice but, more importantly, fueled by a fascination of the elements we most cherish and wish to preserve in ourselves, each other, and the world around us.

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All work by Karen

Karen Fitzgerald
2016, 30" x 40", Encyclopedia Britannica volume
Karen Fitzgerald
2015, 14" x 11", pen on junk mail
Karen Fitzgerald
2014, 14" x 11", hand cut paper over metal cans
Karen Fitzgerald
2014, 30" x 24", caps & b/w photographs
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Karen Fitzgerald
2013, 14' x 11", pressed leaves on layered paper
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Karen Fitzgerald
2013, 14" x 11", pressed leaves on layered paper
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Karen Fitzgerald
2013, 49" x 32", discarded clothing