Mercy Me

I made these works during a period of experiencing love, the death of a partner and disappointment. While making the work, I thought a lot about mortality, what it meant to 'fall out of grace,' and the ways in which one can see herself differently and move on.

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Jada Fire as Osun by Karen Miranda Augustine

Jada Fire as Òsun
(2008) Mixed Media

African cloth, sequins, feathers, acrylic, collage, spray paint, oil sticks, mirror, braids and embellishment on canvas,
2.25 x 3 feet. Collection of Fred Budnik, Toronto

As Above by Karen Miranda Augustine
As Above
(2007) Mixed Media

Acrylic, photo transfer, window screen, gouache, sequins, collage, oil sticks and marker on canvas, 2 x 3.75 feet. Collection of Fred Budnik, Toronto

GG / Drapo pour Michaelle by Karen Miranda Augustine
GG / Drapo pour Michaëlle
(2007) Mixed Media

Individually hand-sewn sequins, photo transfer, skunk pelt, deerskin, dyed vintage muskrat, fake fur, marker and acrylic on canvas, 3 x 2 feet.

Miranda and Child (RaRa Rah) by Karen Miranda Augustine
Miranda and Child (RaRa Rah)
(2007) Mixed Media

Découpage, found metal, tires, sequins, acrylic, oil sticks, spray paint, speaker, blunt, and Kanekalon fibre on wood,
2.5 x 3 feet.

Missing (Metallic Mask for Steve) by Karen Miranda Augustine
Missing (Metallic Mask for Steve)
(2006) Mixed Media

Acrylic, oil sticks, metal, feathers, wood, nails, spray paint and two-way splitter on canvas, 4 x 2 feet.
NOT FOR SALE - Collection of the Artist

Pomba Gira by Karen Miranda Augustine
Pomba Gira
(2007) Mixed Media

Acrylic, deerskin, metal, collage, sequins, copper wire, oil stick, pastel and gouache on canvas, 1 x 1 foot.
Collection of Deirdre Tara Whelan, Toronto

The Psychopomp by Karen Miranda Augustine
The Psychopomp
(2008) Mixed Media

Acrylic, oil sticks, collage, cloth, feathers, found metal and 'No Parking' sign on wood, 46 x 22.5 inches.

Tonya Harding as St. Sebastian as Oggún by Karen Miranda Augustine
Tonya Harding as St. Sebastian as Oggún
(2008) Mixed Media

Acrylic, spray paint, grease pencils, sequins, collage on acetate and Masonite board, 48 x 30 inches.