Now in its fifth year, A View Within is entering a new and exciting phase. Paula’s intricate interpretations of body images are full of depth as she experiments with different stitching substrates, while Karen’s abstractions are becoming more minimalist in use of line and color.
A View Within, the Original, was driven by individual images as they became available and were then classified by body part. A View Within, Explorations is much more deliberate. The success of this project has resulted in more body images being made available, allowing the artists to explore the body’s systems and functions in depth. Additionally, while remaining loyal to their individual artistic voice, both artists are now using new subtle color choices and increasing the use of texture. In other words, the collaboration is breaking out of its comfort zone