Review from "Queen Anne News"
"Human bodies and nature intertwine"
Enid Smith Becker's paintings have powerful beauty
Enid Smith Becker's "Protean Self" (bottom-left). "It's a different kind of beauty. It's beauty as power and beauty as life and time. There's something more visceral about it." More of her work can be seen online at 64dances.com
By Maggie Larrick
When Queen Anne's Enid Smith Becker paints the human body it becomes impossible to determine whether the person is transforming into its surrounding landscape or vice versa.
For example, in Becker's "Protean Self" a birch tree sheds its bark to become a woman stretching her arms skyward in esctasy, or is the woman growing bark and returning to her natural self as a tree?
I'm very much interested in our relationship to the natural world. All of my artwork starts with what if, what if you were to become a pieces of the layer of the natural world?
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About Bart Becker's Writing
Read Bart Becker's review in the Nebraska Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Click on the link to your left to find out more!