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Subconscious Art Practice by Karen Sarrow

In the privacy of a studio, it’s easy to do work for fun, for the id of it, for the beauty or color of it. These three expressive abstract paintings were inspired by the color contrast, and the song “Low Tide” by XY&O, from Shimmer & Shade. They will show for the first time at TAG’s first Small Works Holiday Show, opening Dec. 1 (TBA). They are available then for $200, or $75 each.

 Silk Lines, Acrylic on Canvas, 6in x 6in, 2018

Silk Lines, Acrylic on Canvas, 6in x 6in, 2018

 Silk Lines II

Silk Lines II

 Silk Lines III

Silk Lines III

Facebook is a nostalgic medium. It reminds us of what we found important years ago. Today Facebook produced an outlier for my art practice, an abstract watercolor I held on to for many years, never wanting to finish it. In 2016 I did a lot of marker work, and decided it was done. I gave it to my husband, because he loved it, and it reminds him of my life. Today I called it “Like a River” because so many of the themes in this piece have reoccurred in my art practice. Inside Imagi.Life Shop is a four-wall mural of water; An ocean, a dam, a river, and a reservoir. The second aspect I took from this work today, is that much of it was motivated by subconscious desires. Most of my paintings are a result of research and evidence, but for work like this I let myself make any shape, any form, that I enjoy.

 Like a River, 6in x 9in, Private Collection, 2016

Like a River, 6in x 9in, Private Collection, 2016

The Harmon Brothers, who I had the pleasure of meeting at VidSummit this year, made a great video about the importance of tapping into our subconscious creativity:

Your Subconscious is your Super Power https://www.facebook.com/sellnotsellout/videos/2135479813336176/