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Some Other Spring Lorenzen

Karl Lorenzen

About the artist: 

Karl Lorenzen is a professional artist who exhibits and teaches at leading holistic learning centers.  He is a faculty member of the New York Open Center and Anthroposophy NYC, and a teaching Artist in Residence at the Omega Institute, NY.  He has taught watercolor painting techniques in New York at the Queens Cancer Center / Queens Hospital Center, and Gilda's Club NYC.  Karl's work is eatured in HEAL Journal and The Healing Muse.  His art was included in exhibitions at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center inFUSION Gallery, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, and the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

About the artwork:

"'Some Other Spring' (2015, graphite on paper, 9" x 12") is a jazz standard (immortalized by Billie Holiday) that addresses disappointment, hope, and renewal.  When my wife was undergoing surgery and chemotherapy, she was given anti-nausea medication.  Her loss of hair meant that curlers had to be put aside for awhile."

Visuals editor:

Justin Sanders