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Daydreams of Blue

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 Daydreams of Blue

Karin Taber
Mixed media

Cardinal Hall, Fifth Floor

Karin Taber is a contemporary California artist and long time member of the Stanford community. She was born in New England and studied painting, printmaking, and jewelry design at the Rhode Island School of Design.  She now divides her time between San Francisco and San Diego. Her work is influenced by her coastal environments; she paints abstract seas and landscapes in a fluid, layered style. Her technique strives to emulate the dynamic movement and ethereal palette of the sea; she splashes, drips, scrapes, layers, and glazes paint with non-traditional tools and infuses her works with metallic paints, leaves, and powdered minerals to create a glowing, energetic composition. Ultimately, her abstraction invites the viewer on an emotional journey to a distant time and place. 

 Taber’s works have been collected by national and international institutions, and exhibited in contemporary galleries throughout the United States, including at Stanford University.

 This painting was developed as a tribute to Marilyn Woods, a well-loved and well-regarded colleague at Stanford University.  For many years Marilyn Woods was the first person most visitors to HR, Payroll and LBRE met. She set the positive and calming tone for the visitors and embodied the values of UHR.