Every year since 1972, Carl Schurz Park holds the Gracie Square Art Show, with artists from all around the country. Last year, while I was browsing through the different booths, I was drawn almost magnetically to an inspiring piece resembling Ganesha doing an asana. As a yoga practitioner, I appreciated his playfulness in the tree pose, his peacefulness, kindness, as well as the soothing, pleasant colors of the lotus. I was really impressed by the intricate details and it turns out that even the paper is made by hand from jute, a plant based product! All of this incredible work is done by a unique artist named Karla Gudeon. Her images have been commissioned for book covers, calendars, greeting cards, and award-winning children's books. I had the opportunity to speak with her about how yoga inspires some of her work and about what Yoga out of Doors has been doing to contribute to the fight against cancer. Today, I am so excited to announce a partnership between Yoga out of Doors and Karla Gudeon.
Purchases of all of her artwork within the "Little Ones" collection with the promo code MSKYOGA will have a portion of proceeds donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to help fund life-saving cancer research! We are very grateful for her generosity and highly recommend for our readers to look through her website! The works make great gifts for friends and family, beautiful additions to yoga studios, and a decorative touch to your personal altar.
Karla incises the outline for each of her designs into a metal plate. She then inks and wipes the plate so that only the black lines appear on paper when the print is pulled through the press. For each individual image in the limited edition, Karla repeats the intaglio process. She paints each work of art in lush, rich watercolor, thus achieving one-of-a-kind status for each piece.
Karla creates joyous images that resonate with life-affirming spirit.