There are many stories on the origin of man. Adam and Eve is only one of them. The story defies belief and the creation of a partner for Adam created from his rib to ultimately create Eve is just as believable and possible that Steve had been created. Though this form of union is still frowned upon by the churches. So here Adam is holding the apple and Steve has the snake both of them tempted and about to be thrown from the Garden of Eden.
About the Artist
Karen’s style is expressionism-distortion, inspired by artists such as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Modigliani and Picasso. She has collectors locally, nationally, and internationally over her 20-year art career.
Expressionism isn’t for everyone and I enjoy the quirky, unusual and weirdness of life which I think you can see in my work. In my early years I was a punk and that mentality still sits with me the non-conformity etc. I want to make people talk, sometimes shock but mostly smile and laugh when they view my work. You won’t find me painting landscapes I need to have an opinion.
This drive for bucking the system stems from her love of punk music and her thirst for the unusual, which in turn creates disruption and gives people the invitation to view life through a different lens. She leaves stories half told on a canvas to make an impression and invite the observer to create their own story about what they see.