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  KAREN HALT

Karen Halt was born in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Ohio State University. Halt began painting in 1968 without formal training. Her subject matter included still life, wild life and portraiture. In the nineteen eighties her compositions took a gigantic leap from predictable reality into more imaginative settings.

Halt’s posing of people and animals in unexpected, unplanned dimensions works to weave its way into our lives and free us of factual experiences. Her underlying theme is reconciliation that seeks to heal the gap between what is natural and that which is civilized.

Karen Halt has now imagined and created a new direction in her artistic role. This includes her unusual textile sculptures which are sewn by hand, painted, and finally dipped in bees wax and resin to emerge as hardened free-standing forms. Her wardrobe of sculptures is an exciting “third dimension” that echoes her "Acrylic paintings.

 

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"Tree of Life"

acrylic on gessoed board, 20" x 40"

Ref. # M1010081       Retail $ 8,000

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"Peace Meal"

Acrylic on board, 20" x 24 "

Ref. # M1009057      Retail $ 5,200

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"Peace Meal"

Graphite drawn prints, colored pencil on painted muslim dipped in beeswax & resin, 61" x 18 " x 18 "

Ref. # M1009059      Retail $ 6,200

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"Peace Meal Quilt"

Graphite Drawing on Cotton, dyed, discharged. painting and print on cotton quilt

20" x 24"

 Ref. # M1010082     Retail $ 4,500

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"Higher Learning"

Acrylic on board, 20" x 24 "

Ref. # M1009058          Retail $ 5,400

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"Higher Learning"

Graphite drawn prints, colored pencil on painted muslin dipped in beeswax & Resin

61" x 16" x 16"

Ref. # M1008053             Retail $ 6,500

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"Tails of the Yellow Sofa"

Acrylic on board,  17 3/4" x 23 3/4 "

Ref. # M0912076     Retail $ 4,600

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"When A Man Loves A Woman"

Acrylic on board, 24 " x 32"

Ref. # M0910056       Retail $ 4,700

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"The Gift"

Hand painted cotton, stenciled

Hand & Machine starching. Original digitized embroidery

63 1/2" x 38 "

(Including stand)

Ref. # M0910043     Retail $ 4,500

 

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"Ladder Dress"

Colored pencil, graphite and embroidery on Muslin dipped in beeswax,

with bronze stand

62" x 19" x 8"

(Dimension includes bronze stand)

Ref. # M0810185      Retail $ 6,200

Detail dress

 

 

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Detail bronze base that comes with piece

Sold

"Cocoons Embrace"

Graphite drawings  and embroidery on silk dipped in beeswax, beaded and embroidered dyed silk collar, with bronze stand

22" x 27" x 11"

(measurements do not include bronze stand)

Ref. # M0810186     

 

 

 

 

 

Detail dress

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Detail

"Feathered, Flowered Forkfuls" (sculpture)

Stenciled and inkjet printed cotton of original graphite sketches, dipped in beeswax, with bronze stand

61" x 18" x 11"

 (measurements including bronze stand)

   Retail $  6,200

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"Four Sisters" (sculpture)

Hand painted cotton dipped in beeswax

each figure 20" x 6" x 5" ,

Ref. # M0409181      Retail $ 4,800

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"Three Sisters" (painting)

Acrylic on board , 18" x 24"

Ref. # M0810182        Retail $ 4,800

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"Walnuts at the English Room"

Acrylic  on board , 20" x 28"

Ref. # M0806119             Retail $  4,900

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"The Iris Dressing Tent"

Hand Painted Cotton dipped in beeswax & resin

on  Acrylic base, 21" x 16" x 16"

Ref. # M0707151      Retail $ 5,800

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"Prairie Kimono"

Acrylic on masonite, 11" x 14"

Ref. # M0410209      Retail $2,300

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"In a Nut Shell"

Acrylic on masonite, 20" x 24"

Ref. # M0704075      Retail $4,900

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"The Good Morning Dove"

Acrylic on board, 20" x 24"

Ref. # M0610175      Retail $ 6,500

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"Tea at the Honshu Springs",

Acrylic on board

18" x 24"

Ref. # M0403083       Retail $4,800.00

 

"Tea at the Honshu Springs",

56" x 23"

(scarf depicted in the painting above. It is included as part of the piece)

Rayon Blend

Hand painted, discharge-printed

                                                                    Retail $4,800.00

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"Kingfisher's Box"

Acrylic on board, 24" x 12"

Ref. # M0509216       Retail $2,800.00

 

 

"Canadian Goose"

Acrylic on board, 24" x 12"

Ref. # M0509217       Retail $ 2,800

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"Box, Canadian Goose", (Sculpture)

Hand sewn, "Acrylic painted fabrics dipped in  beeswax & Resin

16" x 5" x 5"

Ref. # M0510235      Retail $1,800.00

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"Box, Grosbeak", (Sculpture)

Hand sewn, "Acrylic painted fabrics dipped in  beeswax & Resin

10" x 7" x 3 1/2 "

Ref. # M0510233      Retail $1,800.00

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"Albrecht's Camp",

Acrylic on board, 18" x 24"

Ref. # M0404091      Retail $4,800.00

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"Fabric of Life",

Acrylic on board

The fabric depicted in this painting is a hand-made silk  runner created by the artist 

and it will be included as part of the painting.  

30" x 24"

Ref. # M0309209      Retail $  6,800

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"Edward Hopper's Blue Jay" ,

Acrylic on board,  13 1/2" x 20 "

Ref. # M0210248             Retail $ 2,100

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"When Dreams Are Bigger Than You Are"

Acrylic on masonite, 24 " x 20 "

Ref. # M0012392        Retail $4,400.00

 

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