In this body of work, I am photographing static, mundane objects from the perspective of looking down. I layer the images, adding additional translucent film to further enhance the illusion of space. Circles represent the eternal whole and in every culture are an archetypical form representing the sun, the earth, the moon, and the universe.  The irony of elevating these ordinary objects into the realm of celestial bodies is not inconsequential. In addition, the circular form, with neither a beginning nor end, implies the idea of movement, and symbolizes the cycle of time and perpetual motion.  The elements of these pieces have a certain familiarity, but the composition transcends the importance of their identification.
 

Spatial Choreography
Karen V. Neems Spatial Choreography photocollage and mixed media
Celesta I
2016
photocollage and mixed media
24" x 18"
Karen V. Neems Spatial Choreography photocollage and mixed media
Celesta II
2016
photocollage and mixed media
24" x 18"

Karen V. Neems Spatial Choreography photocollage and mixed media
In the Balance - Act VI
2015
photocollage and mixed media
24" x 24"
Karen V. Neems Spatial Choreography photocollage and mixed media
In the Balance Act III
2014
photocollage and mixed media
24" x 24"

Karen V. Neems Spatial Choreography drawing and photocollage
In the Balance - Act IV
2014
drawing and photocollage
6" x 6"
Karen V. Neems Spatial Choreography photocollage, mylar, string, colored pencil
In the Balance - Act II
2014
photocollage, mylar, string, colored pencil
11" x 11"

Karen V. Neems Spatial Choreography photocollage
Circle Grid Construction
2014
photocollage
11" x 11"
Karen V. Neems Spatial Choreography photocollage and mixed media
In the Balance - Act I
2014
photocollage and mixed media
6"x 6"

Karen V. Neems Spatial Choreography photocollage, mylar and colored pencil
Keep the Ball Rolling 10
2014
photocollage, mylar and colored pencil
11" x 11"
Karen V. Neems Spatial Choreography photocollage, mylar and colored pencil
Keep the Ball Rolling - Gathered
2014
photocollage, mylar and colored pencil
11" x 11"

Karen V. Neems Spatial Choreography photocollage, mylar and colored pencil
Keep the Ball Rolling 8
2014
photocollage, mylar and colored pencil
11" x 11"

other versions in this series also 6" x 6"
Karen V. Neems Spatial Choreography photocollage, mylar and colored pencil
Keep the Ball Rolling 3x
2014
photocollage, mylar and colored pencil
11" x 11"

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