Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art

Karen Lam


I have explored a variety of painting mediums including oil, acrylic, and watercolour over the last twenty years, but had never seriously explored photography as a medium of expression until I began directing films.  Because of my painting background, I approach photography in the same way as I would a canvas, which produces a somewhat ethereal, painterly quality to the prints.

For those who know my work as a horror film director and writer, botanical photography might seem to be a surprising subject matter.  But to me, the theme of eroticism and death is fundamental to my work, and is clearly reflected in these photographs.

By capturing images of flowers at the beginning stages of decay, they become a metaphor for the fragility of life, and represent my quest to find beauty and sensuality in the face of death itself.


Photo courtesy of Tallulah Photography




Click on the thumbnails below to view a larger image.

Karen Lam - Orange (edition of 7) - click for larger image

Orange (edition of 7)
20 x 14 Inches 
$750
photographic print flush
mounted to aluminium
Karen Lam - Dahlia (edition of 7) - click for larger image

Dahlia (edition of 7)
20 x 14 Inches 
$750
photographic print flush
mounted to aluminium
Karen Lam - Tulips (edition of 7) - click for larger image

Tulips (edition of 7)
20 x 14 Inches 
$750
photographic print flush
mounted to aluminium
Karen Lam - Innards (edition of 7) - click for larger image

Innards (edition of 7)
14 x 20 Inches 
$750
photographic print flush
mounted to aluminium
Karen Lam - Red Lily (edition of 7) - click for larger image

Red Lily (edition of 7)
20 x 14 Inches 
$750
photographic print flush
mounted to aluminium
Karen Lam - Blush Rose (edition of 7) - click for larger image

Blush Rose (edition of 7)
14 x 20 Inches 
$750
photographic print flush
mounted to aluminium
Please email the gallery to view more works by Karen Lam.

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