Julia M. Becker
flowebb


At Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT
July through October, 2005

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The process is experiential and intuitive, drawing on daily experiences. It involves all of me, all I know, dream, sense. It is the journey, the process, being lost, discovering, starting again. It is faith, and most of all, love. It is recognition and celebration of beauty, struggle, grace, chaos, connection, energy, the moment. It is telling of stories and asking questions. It is open eyes, heart, seeing, inside, outside, knowing and wondering. It is inherent curiosity and compassion. It is living, energy and warmth, pattern and glow, vulnerability and resistance, ebb and flow.

It is the antlered tree, is the artery, flow of blood. It is river, wrinkle of skin, fingerprint. It is the synapse, is creation, and transformation, cellular patterns of thought, dream, physicality, memory. It is the rock in hand, the mountain, ancient life history, projectile, melted and re-formed, the fossil record, electromagnetic polarizing vessel. It is gravity and flying, climbing trees into sky to sway in the wind. And planting seeds, one by one, pressing into the earth.

It is sun and growing and seasons cycling through our souls. It is you and everyone, this swirl of humanity in all its beauty and sadness, its love and madness, chaos and serenity. It is pool of green blue floating desert place, subway station graffiti goddess, smile of a stranger, and knowing we are all in this together; veined, wrapped, linked, merged, woven, the transformative evolution of this living.

Perhaps my work as an artist is merely the mapping of this journey, jotting down the routes and patterns, mileposts, crossings, pathways, topography. What happens to be recorded, what touches down, is inevitably random and inconsistent. Though certain paths or ways of traveling are retained, revisited, somehow remembered, otherwise discovered, and deeply, cherished.




Read Jessica Hunter Larson's essay on the exhibit Meditations on the Space In-Between: Julia M. Becker's Flowebb at The Drumlummon Institute's site.


Watch a QuickTime version of Julia's artist's talk
at the opening reception at Paris Gibson Square, July 20, 2005.
Time: 24:43

Installation view of Flowebb

flowebb installation view facing east

installation view facing west

View facing west

installation view facing southwest

View facing southwest

Installation view of Flowebb facing SE

View facing Southeast

Floor installation

Floor installation

Detail of floor installation

Detail of floor installation

Kevin with floor installation

Kevin with floor installation

Detail of installation

Detail of installation

Felt Pulse

Felt Pulse

Archway detail

Archway (No Other Way) detail

Altered Being

Altered Being, Black Water
Materials: acrylic paint and medium, and melon seeds, with Joss and Tableau papers, 120x39"

Altered Being face detail

Altered Being, Black Water
(detail of reverse)

Bluehead with Teardrops

Bluehead with Teardrops
26"x 19"

Lotus leaves

Lotus leaves

Two Oranges

Two Oranges

Fluvial

Fluvial
acrylic on panel, 16x20"

In Honor of Krishna

In Honor of Krishna
acrylic on panel, 16x20"

Journey at Sea

Journey at Sea
acrylic on panel, 16x20"

Journey to India

Journey to India
acrylic on panel, 16x20"

Survivors

Survivors
acrylic on panel, 14x13"

Thinking Chandelier

Thinking Chandelier
acrylic on panel, 16x20"

Hare Altar

Hare Altar

Pink Flowers, Falling woman detail

Pink Flowers, Falling woman detail

Spiritwriting

Spiritwriting

Seed Carrier Altar

Seed Carrier Altar

Seed Carrier Altar

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A QuickTime visual tour of the Flowebb exhibit
Time: 16:13

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