KAREN PIERCE GONZALEZ
After the Squirrles Have Feasted—What Remains 2
Untrained, I work extensively (and intuitively) with elements of the natural world that present themselves to me. As a result, the discovery is always a surprise; an unexpected gift. Stunned by the sheer geometry of what I find, I am in awe of these treasures. Such shapes and grains I could not envision on my own. I rarely know where the process of adorning them will lead, but the journey is one of beauty for beauty’s sake.
Pine cone fragment, watercolor and inktense pencils, chalk pastels
Pine cone found near La Fiesta Creek/Laguna de Santa Rosa (California)
Karen Pierce Gonzalez is an award-winning, self-taught artist. Her mixed-media and assemblage artwork and color photographs have appeared in several West Coast galleries as well as in numerous magazines, including The Storms: A Journal of Poetry, Prose & Visual Art; FERAL: A Journal of Poetry and Art; Nightingale & Sparrow Literary Magazine; Four Feathers Press’s Specters/Spirits, Wishes; Cassandra Chorale (Ice Floe Press); and Tidings (Anomaly Poetry), Sebastopol Center of the Arts, and Truckenbrod Gallery. She is a 2022 National Arts Program Featured Artist (USA), and lives in the North San Francisco Bay Area.