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Karin Turner is a fine artist painter who's discovered her purpose in life is to eminate & raise the static of JOY and self acceptance through positive african diasporic female imagery.
KarinsArt features a semi-autobiographical character “H2oMelon Girl™” who boasts a crown of exotic natural hair, lives in the moment, and is happy with the curvaceous figure she possesses.
In addition to the varied skin tones that reflect the diversity of her ethnic heritage,the ever present H2omelon imagery – is both a silent attempt to reclaim the watermelon & also a metaphor for Life. The h2omelon is an icon that urges the viewer to participate/own her Life.
"It’s worthless if you just sit it on the shelf, never knowing all it has to offer: nourishment,historical truths,sweetness, as well as the not-so sweet things that happen in Life."
Completed works also examine the combination of brown skin, watermelon, natural hair,…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 9
  • Joined January 16, 2008

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stuff from my mind, goodIntention, JOY, JOKES, a penand, apaper, a stereo, a taper, me and ericb, anda, nicebigplateofFish

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About

Karin Turner is a fine artist painter who's discovered her purpose in life is to eminate & raise the static of JOY and self acceptance through positive african diasporic female imagery.
KarinsArt features a semi-autobiographical character “H2oMelon Girl™” who boasts a crown of exotic natural hair, lives in the moment, and is happy with the curvaceous figure she possesses.
In addition to the varied skin tones that reflect the diversity of her ethnic heritage,the ever present H2omelon imagery – is both a silent attempt to reclaim the watermelon & also a metaphor for Life. The h2omelon is an icon that urges the viewer to participate/own her Life.
"It’s worthless if you just sit it on the shelf, never knowing all it has to offer: nourishment,historical truths,sweetness, as well as the not-so sweet things that happen in Life."
Completed works also examine the combination of brown skin, watermelon, natural hair, voluptuous figures, and how aesthetically uplifting affectations influence women.

Although obviously of the african diaspora, her stylized self portraits are stark, real, funny, and honest,& transcend race and class. Their messages are universal.
They are purposely glamorized images that boast an idealized femininity in its truest form; buoyant, tolerant, happy,sexual, loving, and joyous self loving.
*The underlying exploration that runs through my work is an examination of how actions are influenced by personal experience and how those experiences can either enable or inhibit a desired outcome.
I am always amazed at how frequently viewers express almost a relief to view an image that grants permission to feel worthy,joyful, stronger, sexual, and tolerant-(accepting) of what they feel are their imperfections. Notably “what has been deemed imperfections by a society that historically with a privilege of determining a value of a woman who looks like them(me).
Publishing my work is an attempt at raising a positive joyous static through self awareness.
As a society, we have achieved an imbalance by becoming very practiced at welcoming, socializing and highlighting negativity without a relief of optimism . In my experience I've found that "joy" is often dismissed as a subject deemed unworthy of exploration because it's not 'heavy' or salacious enough to be taken seriously. Joy is a simply a discipline that must be practiced. My published imagery is a tool of this practice. I take my JOY very seriously, yours too.

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