“No todo en la Vida es color de rosa.” Is the Spanish saying that translated literally into the English language means “not everything in life is rosy. Hence, all in life is truly not perfect.
Deconstruction is a series of indirect self-portraits that explores the relationship between perfection and failure, identity, isolation and ambiguity.
Using models and objects, such as hair, plates, lamps, bird cages and, eggs, Karen meticulously arranges the elements to present uncertainty through unexpected elements. These elements generate an intersection between possibility and impossibility.
Karen is interested in creating a dialogue between her photographs and the viewer where the answers are not absolute truths. The name Deconstruction, borrowed from the philosopher Jacques Derrida and reinterpreted here, shows how we rebuild ourselves based on what we have learned and what has been imposed upon us.