Wings is watercolor artist Karen Haughey’s tribute to Kahlil Gibran. Karen has been an intuitive artist and author for over forty years. Quietly observing life since early childhood, she began reading Kahlil Gibran’s books, author of The Prophet, as early as the age of ten, as well as pursuing an interest in freehand drawing and painting.
One of his quotes in particular has always spoken clearly-
Art is one step from the visibly known toward the unknown.
Deeply personal, inward visions began appearing to Karen in 1984, and continue to translate into etheric paintings to this day.
Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 in Lebanon, and passed away in 1931 at the age of 41 in New York City. He was a philosopher, author, and artist that gave spiritual inspiration, while expressing his personal visions through his magnificent art. His books contained a great reservoir of intelligence, insight, intuitive cognition, and beauty, while expressing the meaning of life that most seem to overlook in everyday society.
One of his most familiar books, The Prophet, was published in 1923, and has been translated into more than 100 languages. One of the author’s personal favorites, Sand and Foam, is a book of aphorisms written by Gibran in 1926. Some of his original artwork is placed within the archives of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, which the author had the great honor of viewing in 1991. Says Karen, “If I had the ability to travel backward in time, Gibran would be the person I would most love to have a conversation with.”