Karen Divine

Karen Divine has been one of my favorite iphonic artists since the very first time I saw one of her Strange Things Happening images come in to Pixels. She brings painter’s eye to everything she does and the range of her vision is amazing: nudes, animals, country-scapes, surreal assemblage, whatever captures her imagination.

I find in her work an unflinching sensuality and poetry, humor, always intelligence and a kind of wonderfully twisted delight. She is one of those artists who notices every pixel in the image and her attention to detail is always apparent. Look at the bare tree coming out of the apple, or is it a ball of energy, or fire? Whatever the red objects are, the single tree is the perfect, light touch.

Above all, her beautiful and often off-beat images are simply wonderful to behold. Cundi Bodhisattva reaffirms her place in the ethereal realms of iphonic wonder-making pantheon. I often liken iphonic art to magical realism, but in Karen’s case I would call it magical unrealism! Except that the unreal is all the more real, and magical, in her hands.

I’m sure she won’t mind if I tell you  that Cundi Bodhisattva is said to have been the manifestation of the World Honored One entering into the Samadhi of Spiritual Power of Transformation of Space and Ocean.

I highly recommend you listen to the mantra as you gaze at today’s {daily pic}.


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