Piece description from the artist
"Turtle" reminds me of traveling, of being comfortable as you move through the world. Also of having your house strapped to your back! I like turtles because they remind me to be at home in the world. Plus they look cool. There are three turtles and a yin-yang in this one. Cheers!
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.