Notions of opposition and contrast are central
to my art – to its structure, its generation and its intent.
With respect to the work's formal qualities, the shapes I use are
simple, symmetrical and closely related; however, I strive for
compositions that are relatively complex, asymmetrical and novel.
The constituent rectangles are stable, idealized forms; however,
I try to cast them into dynamic, precariously balanced relations.
My working methods reflect a mix of intuition and analysis, spontaneity
and deliberation. The process begins with rapid, relatively uncensored
paper and pencil sketches. It concludes with weeks or months of
experimentation and refinement on the computer. I use technology
as an aid to both intuitive and analytic modes of inquiry. My work
reflects both my preference for order and clarity as well as a
certain restlessness and curiosity If successful, my paintings
arouse the viewer's sense of beauty and engage the intellect, the
emotions, and the senses just as these faculties were involved
in their creation.
— Julie Karabenick
— Lives in Michigan
Web Site: http://www.karabenick-art.net/