Mixed media artist Micheline Klagsbrun creates evocative two- and three-dimensional pieces with an organic sensibility that blurs the line between the human and natural worlds.
“I depict transformations from human to bird, from arm to wing, from male to female, from larva to dragonfly, from dream to knowledge. For many years I have immersed myself in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and through his stories I explore moments of transformation itself, moments of chaos when all is in flux and new forms are born. This work is about the processes of change in all of us. We take a leap, grow wings, escape one life, emerge into a new self.”
Micheline Klagsbrun studied in Paris with Alfredo Echeverria and at the Corcoran with Bill Newman and Gene Davis. She has exhibited widely, and is in private collections nationally as well as in Europe and the Middle East.
For many years she co-chaired the Forum for the Psychoanalytic Study of Film, edited the journal “Projections” and was a mentor at the Corcoran School of Art.
She is co-founder and President of CrossCurrents Foundation (founded in 2006) which as part of its mission sponsors art to promote social justice and to heighten public engagement with key social issues.