Artist Statement

Art is a form of comArtistPhoto1munication that has a power beyond that of words.  Through imagery, I portray the archetypal beauty that connects all things.  The Japanese ideals of wabi-sabi inspire me.  In wabi-sabi, concepts we normally view as negative become beautiful; loneliness, old age, and death are inevitable and represent the constant flux of the universe.  My art addresses the movement of eternity, of coming from or returning to nothingness, urging the viewer to contemplate the relationship between themselves, nature, and the universe.

Nature is my prayers in physical form.  The colors of the Vermont landscape resonate with me.  I embrace the subtle changes of light with each season.  Along the horizon lines of winter, there is a silver shining on the horizon and gold within the snow; the reflected glow rising upward through tree branches to touch the immaculate blue gray skies; sometimes bright, sometimes soft with snowfall or frenetic and mad with winter winds.  More obvious is the brilliance of autumn; the blazing, burnt sienna, quinacridone gold and how in its glory the sunlight catches it on fire.  Or a summer morning forest, softly lit in uncountable shades of green, a gentle opening to a new day.  It is always there, the magic of the light on the land.  This changing beauty is what I portray in my work; the serenity and connection that surrounds us, it encompasses us and reflects our very being, every human emotion is held within the land.

Kari Meyer was born and raised in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.  In 2000 she received her Associates degree in Multimedia and Graphic Design from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.  In 2004 she received her BFA in Studio Art from The University of Vermont.  She currently resides in Montpelier, Vermont where she paints from her home studio.

For purchasing information call or email Kari 802-505-5211 or kari.meyer@aol.com