The Trees Need To Be Cut Down

by Karen Barbour

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Artist Statement

These paintings are gouache and ink on paper. The subject matter I deal with is mostly walled gardens with enclosing hedges, boxwood hedges and bushes clipped into shapes, while the wilderness looms beyond. These natural and unnatural shapes, which people struggle to make and maintain, signify their attempt to control nature: They build fences and walls of trees to keep the world out. The titles are from overheard conversations and the labeling of objects.

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+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

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Edition Structure:
10"x8" | edition of 50
14"x11" | edition of 500
20"x16" | edition of 100
40"x30" | edition of 2

Karen Barbour

Karen Barbour's work has been shown at Jack Hanley Gallery and Anthony Meier Fine Arts, as well as in galleries in New York, Rome, Los Angeles, Milan, Venice, Tokyo and elsewhere. Her illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, Playboy, Rolling Stone and on the cover of The Atlantic. She has an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She lives in Inverness, California.
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