Piece description from the artist
The series took about 15 months, began on 9/11 2001 and ended on my birthday in 2002. For me it describes my creative process in a visual pattern (struggle, work, purpose, being).
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.