Piece description from the artist
"Core" is in a private collection in AZ since 2004. It remains one of my more successful compositions. The nested spheres are colored as if they are opposite of the "physical" space they occupy in the image. It's a confusing effect. My intent was to get the static image to move around a bit. I was looking at many cubist works at the time, and fascinated with "hyper solids" and impossible armatures.
Zalman Berkowitz was born in Tucson, Arizona, and raised by a strong, determined single mother in the Sonoran Desert.
Zalman’s earliest fine art studies emphasized the craft of painting. He is fascinated by color and shapes that seem to change, or occupy multiple dimensions simultaneously. His earliest color investigations were based on the combinations found in the desert environment—wildflowers, mountains and sunsets.
Zalman began painting with oil in 1996, and has had the good fortune to work with several excellent teachers. Zalman’s art practice continues with painting and began incorporating mixed media and performance poetry in 2000.
He is based in Tucson, Arizona and travels widely for the arts.