Artist: Karen Harkema
Title: Life as a garden
Size: 60cm x 60cm
Medium: Mixed Media – Collage, Acrylic, Oil and Cold wax on board
“Obviously a garden is not the wilderness but an assembly of shapes, most of them living, that owes some share of its composition, it’s appearance, to human design and effort, human conventions and convenience, and the human pursuit of that elusive, indefinable harmony that we call beauty. It has a life of its own, an intricate, wilful, secret life, as any gardener knows.
It is only the humans in it who think of it as a garden. But a garden is a relationship, which is one of the countless reasons why it is never finished.” – W.S. Merwin A painting in a series of 6, exploring the interaction between our inner and outer world.