Karen May’s work is almost funerary in nature, seeking to recapture the memories of her past. For more than a half-century May lived with her mother and father and memories of this idyllic time tend to haunt her work. Her paintings are often depictions of the home they shared. Her sculptures are re-creations of her family. May is also an avid fan of popular music, frequently incorporating lyrics of hit songs and standards into her work with her wicked sense of visual humor.
You can see and purchase her work at NIAD here.