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About Traditional Art / Professional Karen A. CarterFemale/United States Group :iconskullsbonesgrim: SkullsBonesGrim
After Death, what is left?
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Night crawling again
searching for solitude and clarity
under a full moon.
Warm soil beneath my bare feet
as cactus blooms open slowly.
The woods are alive with creatures seldom seen
in the light of day.  Owls hunting,
tiny tree frogs chirp, rabbits dash from shadow to shadow.
Secrets can be shared that could never be uttered
in the daylight world.

To others, night births whispering demons
from the Apocalypse Cafe and brings unrest
in suicide houses on an otherwise peaceful street.
A neighbor lies dying in a pool of his own blood
awaiting the end of his journey.
Old people rise from sleep, awakened by some
unseen force and howl into the darness
at Death in the shadows

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Karen A. Carter
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
For many years, I have wanted to be an abstract expressionist painter like Lee Krasner and Willem deKooning. I like the energy and the force of color and line and motion. It takes a great deal of courage to do this and I greatly admire those who have that courage and spirit. Still, I find myself returning to the figure time and time again. There is something comforting and familiar about it. Skulls and skeletons are the basic framework of life and their design is appealing to me. I also love the magic of light and shadow in a quiet still life illuminated by candlelight.
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:iconramkumariyer:
ramkumariyer Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

My new art Karen
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greycom Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019
Happy New Year, Karen Carter Heart 
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:iconwhipscorpion:
whipscorpion Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :party:
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:iconblackbirdmotel:
Blackbirdmotel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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DasGhul Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018   General Artist
Birthday cake  icon 
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Blackbirdmotel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Hug 
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JoannaKatrzyna Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Blackbirdmotel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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greycom Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018
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Happy Birthday, my favorite painter/mixed-media artist
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Blackbirdmotel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
That's so sweet.  Thank you.
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