The Narcissus, 1976
color etching, ed. 150, 17 3/4 x 11 3/4"
Narcissus as a self portrait seems appropriate in an era of self absorption. I tried to do this with a sense of humor. Laughing at your own vanity is always a healthy release. CK
about the artist
Klabunde received his MFA in 1962 from the University of Iowa and studied Mauricio Lasansky. He went on to teach at The Cooper Union, NYC. Klabunde says, my art is the creative act of giving shape and form to the demonic and angelic images that lie within the shadow land of our living essence; the unknown anxiety of despair and meaninglessness in the face of our non-being. What draws me to Icarus facing death ... God Pan in despair ...the Furies roaming the world in a state of mental imbalance ... draws me to this abyss. What holds me at bay is the existential realism of our non-being.