In the tradition of artists Georgia O’Keefe, Mark Rothko and poets Mary Oliver and Maxine Kumin, Karen Fitzgerald’s work expands the dialogue of what it means to be ofthis world. This is a language of rapture, embedded in the overpowering sense of beauty we find ourselves engulfed in. It is formed by the acute awareness of the mysteries of the fabric and energy of this world. The nature of this conversation is transformative; as you engage with the work, your own energies will shift. Religions of the world have used gilded surfaces to signal the spirit realm; Fitzgerald uses gilding in the same way, not as a decorative treatment, but as a signal towards something beyond the physical, something metaphysical.