A Time to Reflect

Karen Parker Moeller's avatar Karen Parker Moeller

8.5' x 5.5' triptych oil painting, with a luminous effect. The idea of man[kind] studying himself as a science (psychology) fascinates me in the same way an infinity box reflects reflections. On a more personal level, the opening of the drawer represents a moment of self-awareness through introspection. The setting is an attic where things are stored and forgotten. Memories, like vintage toys—patinaed and aged—lay strewn about the attic floor. Revisiting them can be painful work, but well worth the effort when understanding and illumination lead to new freedom. The triptych and ornate pattern borders reference Flemish illuminated manuscripts—a precursor to my design and illustration profession. The mix of flat pattern (2-D) and illusional 3-D represents the tension between eternal and temporal "space" where Truth may be revealed.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 in
  • Medium: oil
  • Width: 9 feet
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 6 feet