The students at my day job had been gluing colored construction paper to a shoe box to hold their Valentine cards from fellow classmates. I gathered up the scraps and began to make a vertical collage off one long long long long long long strip of construction paper that went up up up, almost to the ceiling. DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE.
"String Arrangement"by Karl Marxhausen, yarn, tacky glue. August 14, 2017. Installed CES art room, East Ninth Street, Carrollton, Missouri.
Nelson Atkins Print Society Presentation: Intersections With Fred Geary - Karl Marxhausen
grid shows the order that constrains sand amoebas
"THAT PAINTING BRINGS YOU JOY SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU, AND I WOULD FOCUS ON THAT INSTEAD." DR.TANYA W. LAND, nurse practicianer specialist in Carrollton, MO
Cutting Block (Winter Scene)
"HELLO KARL. AS A FRIEND OF CHARLES AND ANITRA STEELE,I HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED TO YOU AND YOUR WORKAND AM ALWAYS INTERESTED IN READING YOUR WRITINGS AND ABOUT YOUR ACTIVITIES. I ESPECIALLY ADMIRE YOUR PERSISTENCE IN "BEING A TRUE ARTIST" IN SMALL CARROLLTON.I'M SURE IT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU PERSONALLY NEED TO DO AND IN WAYS THAT YOU WILL PERHAPS NEVER KNOW ARE AFFECTING MANY IN A POSITIVE WAY.CONTINUE TO HEAL!!"Patt Behler, Jefferson City, MO
sand, packaging, and acrylic paint is seen in this detail of "A Thinking Reed's Response"
"ABOUT YOUR DAD: THE BLESSING THAT CAME INTO HIS LIFE WAS CONCORDIA. THIS SETTING HELPED HIM BECOME THE PERSON HE "BECAME." AND BY SETTING I MEAN THE COLLEGE AND THE CITY OF SEWARD. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. IT WAS THE PERFECT SPOT FOR HIM." JACK DUENSING, SEWARD, NE.
mixed materials used in "Wired To Hear Your Voice" by Karl Marxhausen, 2002
owner of "Sundown" from Seward, NE
Welcome. Art is alive in the middle of North America. Ten miles north of the Missouri River, down the road from Moss Creek, I work with a variety of materials. This journal tells you what I am up to with PAINT, COLLAGE, RELIEF PRINTS, MARKERS, and MUSIC. Your comments are welcomed from around the globe. Posts go up every two weeks. Come back often.
plein air acrylic
"SOUNDS LIKE GOD HAS BLESSED YOU WITH YOUR ART. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO MANY!!"sandy quick, kansas city, mo
"HOW COOL IS THAT KARL!! CONGRATULATIONS AND KEEP AT IT - YOU ARE DOING WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WORK."richard hamilton, kansas city, mo
artist and his collage "Airstrike"
"INSPIRED BY YOUR COMMITMENT TO JESUS CHRIST."murray hunter, london, canada
"I ADMIRE THE WAY YOU MAKE THE SCENE YOUR OWN. YOU USE ACRYLICS IN A NICE, FLEXIBLE WAY WHICH IS SO DIFFICULT." sheila vaughan, painter, united kingdom
"MAY THE LORD CONTINUE TO INSPIRE YOU!!" adebanji alade,artist, united kingdom
"KARL PAINTS WITH STRONG STROKES - SOMETIMES ALMOST SLASHES. HE SAYS IT ALL, FEARLESSLY, IN A FEW WELL CHOSEN WORDS FROM HIS PALETTE. HIS SUBJECTS ARE SIMPLE EVERYDAY THINGS THAT HOLD THE GREAT PLEASURES." phil chadwick, painter, ontario