Still Born Series

Still Born 5 (detail). Color and black & white lithographs on Japanese tissue paper, wax, thread. 2001-2005 - Karen Gallagher Iverson

Color and black & white lithographs on Japanese tissue paper, wax, thread. 2001-2005

 

This series is an investigation into the constant state of in-between, that is existence in the present, and the longing for stillness from this unease.  The present is a point that shifts along the connection of past and future, through the recognition of memory and anticipation.  This is a moment of disintegration and configuration, in a phase of unsettled tension.  It is at this instance that a possible diversion from this experience is often made, by focusing on hope or nostalgia, but instead I am formulating a plea for stillness.  The yearning for something never known, and possibly never attainable, is left forever frozen and unfulfilled.     

Still Born 10
Still Born 10

Color and black & white lithographs on Japanese tissue paper, wax, thread on panel, 8 x 8 in. 2002

Still Born 4
Still Born 4

Color and black & white lithographs on Japanese tissue paper, wax, thread on panel, 8 x 8 in. 2002

Still Born 3
Still Born 3

Color and black & white lithographs on Japanese tissue paper, wax, thread on panel, 8 x 8 in. 2002

Still Born 6 - detail
Still Born 6 - detail

Color and black & white lithographs on Japanese tissue paper, wax, thread on panel, 12 x 120 in. 2002

Still Born 1
Still Born 1

Color and black & white lithographs on Japanese tissue paper, wax, thread on panel, 5 x 8 in. 2002

Still Born 7
Still Born 7

Color and black & white lithographs on Japanese tissue paper, wax, thread on panel, 5 x 8 in 2002

Still Born 8
Still Born 8

Color and black & white lithographs on Japanese tissue paper, wax, thread, steal bar, 36 in x 12 ft. 2002

Still Born 8 - detail
Still Born 8 - detail

Color and black & white lithographs on Japanese tissue paper, wax, thread, steal bar, 36 in x 12 ft. 2002