Messages

This series is titled Messages from the Other Voice.  I run the risk of my art students thinking I’m “EMO” with this reveal, but I experimented with automatic writing, which produced poetry that appeared as positive messages to relinquish despair (I was a “cellar dweller” living in my parents’ basement at the time).

Each painting is an illustration of said phrases.  I used one of my favorite resources to accomplish the task – a dictionary of symbols.  Puzzle forms slice the composition into thirds (and sometimes fourths) and the familiar motifs in my repertoire appear to reinforce the text – stenciled titles, playing cards, coasters, etc.

They are double framed in cherry and maple and are for sale for $675 each.

Karen Tashkovski, Angels, 18" x 36", 1997, oil & collage, $675
Karen Tashkovski, Angels, 18″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $675

 

Karen Tashkovski, Destiny, 18" x 36", 1997, oil & collage, $675
Karen Tashkovski, Destiny, 18″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $675

 

Karen Tashkovski, Hindrance, 1997, oil & collage, $675
Karen Tashkovski, Hindrance, 1997, oil & collage, $675

 

Karen Tashkovski, Life. Liberty. Happiness., 1997, oil & collage, $675
Karen Tashkovski, Life. Liberty. Happiness., 1997, oil & collage, $675

 

No Hope, 18" x 36", 1997, oil & collage, $675
Karen Tashkovski, No Hope, 18″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $675

 

Karen Tashkovski, Peace, 18" x 36", oil & collage, $675
Karen Tashkovski, Peace, 18″ x 36″, oil & collage, $675

 

Karen Tashkovski, Power, 18" x 36", 1997, $675
Karen Tashkovski, Power, 18″ x 36″, 1997, $675

 

Karen Tashkovski, Sorrow, 18" x 36", 1997, oil & collage, $675
Karen Tashkovski, Sorrow, 18″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $675

 

Karen Tashkovski, Strength, 18" x 36", 1997, oil & collage, $675
Karen Tashkovski, Strength, 18″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $675

 

Karen Tashkovski, Trinity, 18" x 36", 1997, oil & collage, $675
Karen Tashkovski, Trinity, 18″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $675

 

 

 

 

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