Piece description from the artist
For me, "Leap! (and the net will…) appear: faith trumps fear" was about how obstacles become challenges when we change our mind about how we will respond to difficulties. The armature is built with two hyper-solids (or shapes that seem to hold multiple positions) as obstructions to the path. A vivid reminder of "flow", I hope!
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.