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Karlyn Atkinson Berg
Karlyn Atkinson Berg is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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NATURE ENVISIONED AND THE REAL TRANSFORMED

The collage medium has an inherent ability to transform image fragments into ideas that shape a new portrayal of nature and human ideas. This collage series was inspired by the literary genre of magical realism. My intent was not to illustrate the book or the story, but to give rise to images, colors and shapes that the spirit the story aroused.

The project goal was not to give answers, but to explore the spirit of nature visually and evoke the emotions and mystery humans find there. I hope these works also broaden the understanding of the collage medium, magical realism in literature and art, and present another way of seeing nature.
Beautiful But Rough Animals to Love
Beautiful But Rough
Animals to Love
24" x 24"
Bird Land and the Man with Enormous Wings
Bird Land and the Man with Enormous Wings
24" x 24"
The Luminous Can Be Seen If You Go Slow
The Luminous Can Be Seen
If You Go Slow
24 x 24"
Remedios the Beauty
Remedios the Beauty
(after Marquez)
24" x 24"
Mauricio Babilonia
Mauricio Babilonia
(after Marquez)
24" x 24"
Shapeshifting in the Sixth Extinction
Shapeshifting in the Sixth Extinction
24 x 24"
A War with the Sun Cannot Be Won
A War with the Sun
Cannot Be Won
24 x 24"
Exaltation of Creatures Found While at Sea
Exaltation of Creatures Found
While at Sea
24" x 24"
Diptych - Sköll and Hati
Skoll-chasing the Sun that lights and shines warmth over all the land
Sköll - chasing the Sun that
lights and shines warmth
over all the land
Left side 16 x 20"
Hatai - chasing the moon over the night sky and over the winter forest
Hati - chasing the moon
over the night sky and over
the winter forest
Right side 16" x 20"
There is an illustrated book that accompanies this series. The book includes a narrative about collage and each of the paintings. I have included a quote or indicate the author who inspired the painting. The book is available from the artist for fifteen dollars.

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