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Deep Orbit

Deep Orbit by Karen Gadient, 2016

Deep Orbit. Scans of real media experiments mixed with digital art.

In a purple mood. More experimenting with scrapped scans of traditional media that I did last year, mixed with digital work.

The wonder is, not that the field of stars is so vast, but that
man has measured it. ― Anatole France

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Tides of Time

Tides of Time by Karen Gadient, 2016

Tides of Time. Acrylic, gouache, ink, and digital mixed media.
For a print and other items, please click the image.

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another. ― Plato

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Deep Orbit

Deep Orbit - Painting by Karen Gadient

I’ve been spending more time painting since my mother passed away. Because it gives me comfort, much of my artwork—now, more than ever—focuses on sea or space. This one is an abstract meant to be from a window of a starship… although it could also just as easily be from the view of an underwater craft.

Although I often tend to splash around heaps of kaleidoscopic color, this one is heavy on blue. Blue was my mother’s favorite color, never one of my own—but that’s changing, just like so many things in my world.

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Mother Universe

Poster artwork. It’s a little bit psychedelic. Had some fun creating this one.

Mother Universe

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Full of Stars: Fireflies Among Us

This time last year [click here for last year’s post], I shared my love for an installation at the Phoenix Art Museum. The work is called You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies by Yayoi Kusama.

We continue to be fascinated by this room of infinity lights.

It’s like being out there in space. As I said last year: it becomes complex and you become small. The specks of light in the depths of darkness… beautiful.

Yes, we still plan on having a room like this in our home someday.

In the meanwhile, we visit. This installation is one of the primary reasons we haunt the museum. This last trip, my husband took some photographs. Nothing said they weren’t allowed (sign outside of the entrance) and he tried it only when we had the room to ourselves, so we didn’t ruin the experience for others.

Here are two of those shots:

My hands, cradling a ‘firefly’ on a red-yellow cycle.

Firefly Caught

Might be a person—possibly myself—in the middle of this blue-green field.

Fireflies in Space

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Full of Stars

You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies by Yayoi Kusama

I’m a member at the Phoenix Art Museum, which, coming from the New York area, isn’t a huge museum, but what they have there is pretty awesome.

My favorite installation there is called You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies by Yayoi Kusama. It’s basically a pitch-black room of mirrors with computer-controlled LED lights.

Sounds simple, right? Well, it’s far from simple when you’re walking through it or even standing still within it. It becomes complex and you become small.

You are wrapped in the sensation of being in space, and with little navigation. Particularly when there are few people making any noise outside of the room. The quiet and the specks of light in the depth of darkness—it’s beautiful.

I’d love to create a room like this in my own home. Space to clear my mind.

Yayoi Kusama has other light installations, and there are a few videos online. This one offers a good impression of the experience. However, if you have the opportunity to visit one in person, you won’t regret making the trip—especially during slow times of day when the staff might let you linger.

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