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Freedom

Sea Turtle, Collage, Diversity, Freedom, Social Justice, India Ink Art,
Freedom - The title of this work is two fold. Freedom for all living creatures, in this case represented by the sea turtle is a call for the care and stewardship of the earth and it's magnificent diverse creatures. Secondly this piece represents the freedom of all nations. The nations are carried on the back of the sea turtle to free open waters where there is no injustice or hatred between peoples, but a free and open world for all!

Birthing Vessel

Vessel, Birthing Vessel, Series, India Ink, Ink, Collage,
Birthing Vessel -( Part of the Vessel Series) Beginning with a "Birthing Vessel" this series is spiritually themed, incorporating sources of light, illuminating both inside and out. It is a journey of the beginnings, the growth of an artist and the realization that her spirit of creativity is in everything she touches. It defines and grows her. Each vessel is created using her handmade India Ink paper technique, works are completed by applying various media and finished with brushwork in acrylic and India Ink.

Shy One

Crane, Great blue Heron, Heron, Nature, Animal, Animal Art, Bird, India Ink, Maryland Artist
Shy One - (Part of the Inked Treasures Collection) In this ongoing collection hidden "treasures" are revealed on inked papers. To explain further: Part of this artists process is to create inked papers for use in her detailed collage work. When a batch of inked papers is complete, the artist examines them to see if any hidden objects may be discovered. She is occassionally delighted to find an animal, tree or other fun subject in the ink designs. They are then defined further in ink, usually black for contrast, to really give them life!

Declaration

Declare, Heavens, Creator God, God, India ink, Galaxy, Galaxies
Declaration - "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech, night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Psalm 19:1-4"

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About Kimberly

Anne Arundel County

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Kimberly Novak is a self-taught artist who has lived and worked in Maryland for most of her life.  As a result, she has a depth of appreciation for coastal land, the sea and all living creatures.  She draws on this natural and spiritual connection to our world, its perfect design and our creator for her inspiration.  Kimberly’s love of vivid color, texture and form come together to reveal her unique style, which is evident in her hand inked paper exploration and mixed media collage... more

Vessel Series

Beginning with a "Birthing Vessel" this series is spiritually themed, incorporating sources of light, illuminating both inside and out. It is a journey of the beginnings, the growth of an artist and the realization that her spirit of creativity is in everything she touches. It defines and grows her.

Each vessel is created using her handmade India Ink paper technique, works are completed by applying various media and finished with brushwork in acrylic and India Ink.

  • Birthing Vessel

    Birthing Vessel, India Ink, Collage, Vessel, Spiritual
    Birthing Vessel -
  • Prayer Bowl

    Prayer, Prayer Bowl, India Ink, Collage, Spiritual, vessels
    Prayer Bowl -
  • Provision

    Provision, India Ink, Collage, Vessels, Spiritual
    Provision -
  • Living Water

    Living Water, Water, Sea, Collage, India Ink, Mixed Media, Tears
    Living Water -
  • Fragrance

    Fragrance, India Ink, Collage, Mixed Media, Flower, spiritual
    Fragrance -
  • Fix Our Eyes

    India Ink, Collage, Mixed Media, Heaven, Spiritual, Journey
    Fix our Eyes -
  • Jars Of Clay

    Jars of Clay, clay vessels, pots, treasure, hidden treasure, india ink, collage, spiritual
    Jars of Clay - Though we may be hard pressed on every side, we have unseen strength and light within. Each is different yet the same, for the light can never be extinguished and those unique gifts shall yet remain. "But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us." 2 Cor. 4:7

The Heavens - An Ongoing Collection

This Collection is based on the wonders and magnificence of our Creator God. "The Heavens" declare his power and creative nature. Each work is inspired by his everpresent peace in times of earthly trouble. Look to the heavenlies, God is so much bigger than anything we face, he is our true peace that passes our limited understanding.

  • Declaration

    Heavens, Space, God, Declaration, Galaxy, Stars India Ink
    Declaration - "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech, night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Psalm 19:1-4"
  • Time & Space

    Space, Time, Heaven, God, Galaxies, Collage, India Ink
    Time & Space - This heavily collaged metallic work represents the God of all time and space. The creator of all that is, has been and will forever be. There is so much detail to be found in the foundations of this work, as it is seeks to truly capture the infinite possibilities of time and space. The vision in the midst is a slowed down present representation of the here and now. It is a marvel that every minute of every day is held and treasured by such a big immeasurable God!
  • The City

    Heaven, City, Jerusalem, India Ink, Heavenlies, God,
    The City - This work represents heaven. "And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. Revelation 21:10" Heaven will be a place were we see all color and light unrestrained, not limited by our human vision, it will be overwhelming and majestic!
  • Holy Night - Glorious Morning

    Christmas, Easter, Christ, Resurrection, collage India Ink
    Holy Night - Glorious Morning This piece tells the entire story of Jesus the Messiah. Beginning with the evening birth in a stable on the hillside of Bethlehem, attended by the heavenly hosts. To the sign of the cross and pure sacrifice culminating with the rejoicing at the morning resurrection from the tomb. This is the prophesied Messiah, who is to come again and so as with the star, we look to the sky expectantly for his triumphant reappearing.
  • Fix Our Eyes

    Heaven, Journey, Vessel, Transformation, India Ink, Collage
    Fix Our Eyes - As we look to the end of our earthen vessel, a day when we will no longer be rooted in the ways of man. Our earthly bodies will be transformed, casting our eyes to journey a new life in the ever after.

Ink Treasures - An Ongoing Collection

Ink Treasures- In this ongoing collection hidden "treasures" are revealed on inked papers. To explain further: Part of this artists process is to create inked papers for use in her detailed collage work. When a batch of inked papers is complete, the artist examines them to see if any hidden objects may be discovered. She is occassionally delighted to find an animal, tree or other fun subject in the ink designs. They are then defined further in ink, usually black for contrast, to really give them life! These are pure, simple delights, they are her little treasures!

Various Other Works

These pieces are either sole creations or beginnings of up and coming collections. They are each inspired and unique.

  • Freedom

    Freedom, Sea Turtle, Social Justice, Collage, India Ink, Maryland Artist
    Freedom - The title of this work is two fold. Freedom for all living creatures, in this case represented by the sea turtle is a call for the care and stewardship of the earth and it's magnificent diverse creatures. Secondly this piece represents the freedom of all nations. The nations are carried on the back of the sea turtle to free open waters where there is no injustice or hatred between peoples, but a free and open world for all!
  • Evergreen

    Evergreen, Trees, Tree, Nature, Nature Art, Collage, India Ink, Maryland Artist
    Evergreen
  • Fire

    Fire, Spirit, India Ink Collage, Maryland Artist
    Fire
  • Down To Earth

    Earth, Nature, India Ink, Collage, World
    Down to Earth
  • Wonderfully Made

    Body and Spirit, Body, Spirit, Faith, India Ink, Maryland Artist Collage
    Wonderfully Made - You are fearfully and wonderfully made! Each tiny bit that comes together to make you is truly a miracle! The muscles, tendons, veins, nerves, organs, heart, lungs, brain and so much more, that all come together to form you is amazing! But, that's not all, because you are not just body, you are also spirit. If you find yourself lacking in the physical, take heart and find strength in the very spirit of God that flows in and through you! Lift your head up, and take a deep breath!
  • Be Still

    India Ink, Collage, Sun, Water, Ocean, Be Still, Creator, Maryland Artist
    Be Still
  • Peace

    Peace, God, India Ink, Maryland Artist
    Peace
  • Comfort

    Comforter, Sorrow, Sadness, Peace, India Ink, Maryland Artist
    Comfort - I am reminded of how much great sorrow our world holds for it's people. To be genuinely comforted is our most basic and deepest need, to feel unrequited love and compassion through the deepest sorrow is truly a gift.
  • Women

    Women, Spirit, Gifts, India Ink Collage, Church, Worship
    Women

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