Artist: Karen Harkema
Title: Unspoken – I had a dream about you. But I’ll be alright.
Series: Nested Silhouettes – A digital portrait series
Medium: Digital Artworks, Printed on Ilford Smooth Pearl 310gsm paper
Edition: Signed limited edition fine art print run of 50
Available in 3 Print sizes:
Small: 30cm x 37.8cm
Medium: 48cm x 60cm
Large: 60cm x 75cm
A digital artwork from my “Nested silhouettes” project: Created with multiple female portrait images layered into one. Tracing your silhouette is the act of tracing a line around your human shadow.
According to the old nursery rhyme, little girls are made of sugar, spice and everything nice, and apparently young women are made of ribbons and laces, and sweet pretty faces. How do women today consolidate the complexity of their lives, their unspoken hopes, deep seated sometimes embarrassing fears, repressed ideas, forgotten desires, unconscious impulses, apparent weaknesses, and hidden perversions, with the innocent and sweet expectations often set before us?
The nested silhouettes series is an unpacking of women: Her multiple forms, her shadow, her chaos, her desires, and powerful energy. It is an exploration of the face she has been told to mask from the world.