Abstracts from Karen Kleis

Karen Lee Kleis

Here is a selection of photo art pieces that all feature some level of abstraction. Some of these are slightly abstract and others are very abstract. I’ve always enjoyed abstract art and sometimes like to play that way with my own art. Enjoy!

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A Fishy Federation

A Fishy Federation1

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Never Too Late

Meet more of Karen Kleis

Karen Lee Kleis


In my post yesterday, I mentioned that I’ve been experiencing a bit of a writer’s block lately. So this morning I decided to start a new project as a way of unclogging the creative pathways. A week or so ago, I came up with the idea of doing a series of self-portraits with something written to go along with each one. The goal was (and is) to give tangible form to parts of myself that tend to remain at least partly veiled. My queer self, for example, is given free expression within the fictional and poetic realms but not so much outside of those. My masculine and feminine selves are often at least somewhat obscured by a layer of what is socially expected. And so on. By creating the self-portraits, I hope to push myself beyond those boundaries.

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