Karen Fitzgerald: top/first image: "Shadow", 18" diameter, oil with 23k gold on panel, 2017.
Middle/second image: Ether, Ether, Ether, 40"x30", oil with 23k gold on patterned, prepared paper, 2017.
Bottom/third image: The Mighty Sky, 21"x17", oil with 23k gold on patterned, prepared paper, 2017.
Fitzgerald's work is a connecting link from the Renaissance to contemporary time. Using 23k gold, she gilds in the manner of Renaissance artists, and for similar purposes: to indicate the sacred qualities of something. Her work is focused on the immeasurable and innumerable fields of energy that comprise planet Earth. Exploring these fields as well as making them visible creates a contemplative space in which viewers can perceive their own energetic projections, as well as enter the long conversation artists of all persuasions have shared across time and space.