Take a good look - you won't ever be seeing this owl again!
Introducing my latest Arizona Burrowing Owl painting, destined for a new piece of Desert Trash art. I wanted to give you a chance to see this one before I cover him up with trash. (LOL - only small bits of him will be visible in the final creation).
So why did I paint his whole body only to cover it up?
I had a very philosophical Dad (that I miss discussing the obscure and hidden things of life with). It's his influence that stirs up curiosity in me, and in my art. I love knowing the science behind living things. I enjoy exploring the structural aspect, on a scientific level. These are beautiful hidden things to me.
So I'm giving a wholeness to this owl even though he's not meant to be seen. It's a lot like how we are. There's a lot to us that's not shown publicly, but is an important part of who we are. It's good to acknowledge, on a regular basis, the structure or core of what makes our life important and remember it for our own wholeness, even though it might not be readily seen by others.
I just came home from a place that is almost completely green. I loved it.
Yah - it was a bit boring after a while. Nonetheless I soaked up as much as I could. A week's worth at least. I was really grateful to be able to travel to the Northwest Coast, to Camano Island, for an art workshop with an artist friend of mine. It was a blast.
It was green.
Sound pretty disgusting? I couldn't agree more! The deserts of Arizona are pristine and wild, for the most part. But every once in a while I come across old abandoned sites that are littered with rusted metallic trash that, I guess, could be centuries old.
I used to feel badly about finding these spots. Then I discovered archeology on British TV and my mind started changing. Instead of trash I saw history. Instead of dismay I wondered over the lives of settlers in such a remote, hostile environment. Heck - it's still a hostile place if you're not aware of it's dangers.
I am very honored to announce that my art is showcased in Art Habens Magazine. This online European publication focuses on emerging and established artists all over the world!
Not only am I jazzed to be chosen to be in an edition, it was an exciting process to go through.
When I was contacted last year I didn't expect the extensive interview they conducted. Two contributing staff writers sent me three full pages of questions about my process, my feelings and my goals as an artist.
The best part - they "got" what I was trying to communicate with my art. That really made my heart sing!
The article featuring my work begins on page 84. I think they did a great job of bringing together unique artists for this issue. And I was pleased with the way they handled my personal ideas and dreams.
I'd love to hear what you think!
Hi! I'm Becca Farmer and I'm a fine art painter.
My distinctive artistic voice comes from a deep respect for nature and a keen curiosity for the scientific mechanics of life.
My passion is creating dramatic visual experiences of color, contrast and depth.
Welcome to my blog!