Karen David utilises elements belonging to the stylistic appearance of 'New Age’ aesthetic, to explore notions of sincerity, honesty and mysticism within 1960s counterculture 'Hippie' movement. David fuses short-hand signifiers of this movement (such as the use of tie-dye techniques and placing of crystals) with recognisable motifs from Post Painterly Abstraction (such as Frank Stella’s ‘Quathlamba’ configuration) into a latter-day homage - examining the tension created through these multiple readings and highlighting the exotic quality both of these movements have today.