Kirana Haag uses more than just paint to fill her energy-filled artwork. Her compositions are a matter of light and truth, strength and vulnerability, and often take the form of improvisation, using the energy of the moment to reveal truths about the artist, the artwork, and eventually the viewer. This improvisation frequently involves more than just acrylics and watercolor, incorporating quilt-like cutaways and other treatments to provide texture and create hidden patterns within fields of color. Haag's particular use of color and texture in this way effectively captures the key themes and dream-like imagery in her work.
There is a particularly noteworthy, multifaceted lightness that permeates Haag's work. On the one hand, her use of blended and faded colors creates the sense of translucence and luminescence in her work. On the other hand, there is a self-awareness of the “unbearable lightness of being” in Haag's works. The use of text and the compositional symmetry and procedural evolution emphasize this sensation, providing a sense of gravity in conflict and collision with lightness, truth, and humor.