Included in my recent solo show KAREN EIDE: RECENT WORKS was a series of abstract pieces entitled The Economy of Nature. Crop and pasturelands are used as metaphors that reflect my concerns over environmental disruption caused at the hand of man. I examine the complexity of nature through simple, distilled forms that appear random and ordered at the same time and imply a repeating pattern or continuum.Ecology studies environmental systems and is also referred to as the Economy of Nature. The latter is where I draw the title and impetus for this series.
Multiple mediums – encaustic, charcoal, ink, pastel and graphite are used to create images that cross the lines between painting, drawing and textile.