Gilded Dunes, Bodega Bay

Gilded Dunes Bodega Bay Crimson Detail

Colored pastel on wax on panel, 2018

The Gilded Dunes work focuses on visual poetics in representational imagery. Overlaying the grandeur of the Fête Galante genre upon the contemporary California landscape. Through an exaggerated color palette and loose florid patterns, emphasis is placed upon the gestural atmosphere. Touching upon this Rococo ornamentation aims to romanticize our lands as they slowly dissolve through our sprawling over-development and climatic shifts

Gilded Dunes, Bodega Bay in Crimson
Gilded Dunes, Bodega Bay in Crimson.
Colored pastel and wax on three panels, 2018

(with detail)
Gilded Dunes, Bodega Bay in Ochre
Gilded Dunes, Bodega Bay in Ochre.
Colored pastel and wax on three panels, 2018

(with detail)
Ochre Detail.jpg

© 2015 by Karen Gallagher Iverson

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