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  "Phallacy" 2002 oil on board
© Karen Wilcox - Minneapolis, Minnesota

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The images and objects I create in oil media and cast bronze embody my sense of wonder about the physical and non-physical realities we create for ourselves. I re-invent the body as a metaphor for the human conflict between external reality and personal, internal beliefs. My paintings and sculptures express my life experiences (real and imaginary) through color, light, form and movement. My art is an honest offering of kinship to my viewer/participant: an invitation to explore infinite worlds within and without the physical self.
I research goddess imagery and ancient mythology in order to discover cultural references for my artistic vision. Phallacy expresses false perceptions: unrealistic expectations, stereotypes, and male-female roles within the context of cultural and personal myth.