Tebbu Woman 2021.01.01

Digital print on exquisite textured watercolor paper. 12 in. x 16 in. image archivally mounted on wood panel and float-framed in tasteful natural maple (12. 5 x 17.5 in. finished size) complements contemporary interiors. Ready to hang. No reflection because no glass is needed! UV protected and waterproofed. Best worldwide printer (Whitewall in Germany). Best watercolor paper (Hahnemuhle William Turner). Free shipping within U.S. & arrives in 2.5 weeks. Outside U.S. is as USPS calculates for price & time of arrival.


Originally drawn on the date in the title at 18 in x 24 in. The drawing comes from daily sketchbook journal that chronicles images in morning or golden hour that captured the artist's attention. Original drawing is on charcoal paper also available for sale as Works on Paper: Originals.


This work has been shown at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and commented on in the quarterly magazine Artweek.


The artist's mentors have been these art masters:


Emilio Vedova (Academy of Fine Arts, Venice, Italy) ,

Howard Warshaw (Fine Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Their raw passion, energetic, expressive, gestural approach and use of earth tones and black and grey both impressed the artist.


Each image is a negative image from its black background. Essentially the main drawing tool is the eraser.


About the artist:

I am first generation US American. Like many children of immigrants who grew up with parents preoccupied with learning how navigate their family in the new world, I looked to make sense of the world by creating art and sitting with elders. 


My elders were my grandparents. My strong maternal grandmother spent her early years in Siberia (ancient world as Scythia. See Scythian warrior bas relief sculpture) and my paternal grandmother in Swabia (Black Forest, Germany. See portrait of grandmother Else). My paternal grandfather who lost his family in the Holocaust and barely escaped Cristalnacht (Nazi Night of Broken Glass terror) shared many words of wisdom. In looking for wisdom I found solace.


Being a curious person, I also look to other cultures for wisdom. I admire the culture bearers worldwide who stand strong at the edge. Their passion and fire in the belly motivates them to innovate and put into practice ways to protect a traditional art in a changing world. They lead by acting and wise words, They hold the torch for others to follow. They are rare, of impeccable character, and are the movers and shakers of change.

You can read more on my Blog No. 7...


"A gift is a thing we do not get by our own efforts. We cannot buy it; we cannot acquire it through an act of will. It is bestowed upon us."-Lewis Hyde


"There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." -Leonard Cohen.

It is an aha! moment when we make a deep connection or realization.


5% of proceeds are donated to the research institution Center for Mindful Self-Compassion created by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer. 

Thank you for spending time here!

Tebbu Woman

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