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Starting with landscapes, I found myself creating mysterious and
distant places hovering on the edge of reality.  Filling the canvas
with lush vegetation and dense forests, I played with scale and
space while relying on a base ground of gestural abstraction.  These landscapes evolved, as I began to include figures and create scenes
 dealing with the contradictions and complexities of contemporary
 life where no one is real.

Nobody's Real    True World    Globalization    Breathe Deeply   
Sea of Need     Illusions    Soft as Silk    It's A Man's World   
Rescue     Fore    It Hurts    The Kiss    It Didn't Matter   
No Trespassing    Above It All    I Love Paris    Conservancy 
    High Expectations    Recalculating   



Josephine Haden is an eloquent painter, a realist of sorts--I say “of sorts” because there’s an aura of eeriness to her reality, however precisely (always precisely) rendered--but her images are also abstract, which no doubt adds to their uncanniness. 
Donald Kuspit

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