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Born This Way

Born This Way

Karen Coon Nakusp, BC

Not For Sale

Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
We also offer an installment payment program and art installation services: contact us for more details.
About the Artwork

It’s nothing new. The blurred lines of gender that have the current tag line LGBTQ is a relatively recent concept. However, one need only look back at the history of fashion and myth to see that it is our own society’s interpretation that restricts the idea of normalcy to only female and male. In this diptych painting, at first glance of the clothing, the viewer might assume a man is wearing the pants and holding a sword while a woman is wearing a dress and holding symbols of traditional feminine pastimes of reading and music. Until you see the faces and recognize the body shapes. Now the definition of normalcy is blurred and hopefully will encourage more open-mindedness towards this social change. Inclusion of the peony flower with its various symbolic meanings of tolerance, romantic love, bashfulness and shame reflects the common emotions experienced by all humanity, whatever identified gender.

Technique:Mixed Media
Contents:Person, Human, Stained Glass
Details & Dimensions
Edition:Original, one of a kind artwork
Unframed Size:24in x 48in
Frame:Not framed
Weight:7.2lbs (estimated)
Shipping & Purchase
Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
Standard shipping is via Canada Post ground. Typically, packages sent within Canada are received in 5-12 days. For expedited shipping, please contact us for a quote.
A payment program is available with three equal installments- we can work together to support artists and your budget! Contact us for details.

Karen Coon

Nakusp, British Columbia

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