Karen Laub-Novak

Karen Laub-Novak is a painter, printmaker, sculptor and commercial illustrator. Her works have been exhibited in the United States and in Europe. She has taught at several colleges and is a popular guest lecturer in art and mysticism at colleges and universities. This essay appears in Art, Creativity and the Sacred: An Anthology in Religion and Art, ed., Diane Apostolos-Cappadona (Crossroad).

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The Art of Deception

Fired by creative inspiration, the artist evokes a noble and innocent self-image. But the imagination is susceptible to self-deception, dishonesty and illusion. ~Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life There are similar stages of insight, preparation, discipline, dark night of the soul, and unity in both the spiritual quest and artistic activity. The artist is rooted in imagination, … Read more

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