Karen Greenbaum-Maya – Five Photographs

Little Row Boats

Matilija  Poppy

Van Gogh’s Little Chair


Peaches in Artists’ Home


Matilija Poppies Against The Sky


Artist’s Statement on Beauty

I read to find out what happens next. I write to find out what just happened. I take photos to honor the beautiful moment that no one else notices. A psychoanalyst friend thinks that beauty is proof of God’s love. His God is kinder than mine; for me, beauty is recompense for being human in the face of God’s love, which surpasses my little understanding. Beauty shows the connection between inside and outside, the possibility of human wholeness in the indifferent world, the grace of getting a cosmic joke.


Karen Greenbaum-Maya, retired clinical psychologist, German major and occasional photographer, no longer lives for Art but still thinks about it a lot. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Comstock Poetry Review, Off the Coast, Naugatuck Poetry Review, and Measure. Kattywompus Press publishes her two chapbooks, Burrowing Song and Eggs Satori. Kelsay Books publishes her new book-length collection, The Book of Knots and their Untying. She co-hosts Fourth Sundays, a poetry series in Claremont, California. More at: cloudslikemountains.blogspot.com