The Public Art, Modern Sculpture and Contemporary Abstract Paintings of Tucson Artist Rebecca ThompsonMonday, July 19th, 2010
Tucson’s award winning artist Rebecca Thompson is our featured artist of the month. Art for Rebecca is a visual language, a way to cross barriers of gender, culture and economics through her creations.
When I asked WHY she creates what she does she answered, ”Creating with my hands, making ideas, stories, concepts into tangible forms is really about language. It is my language…the way I express views and observations. Without this language of visual art I would be silenced and sad.”
Through her art she continues to explore human interactions as well as those of nature and science. She continues to ask questions and is forever curious. Like many artists the process of making art calms her senses and takes her to that blissful place we often call Nirvana. Most artists of all types of creativity whether painters, musicians, dancers etc. experience this loss of time and escape into this magical zone while they are creating. It is the point of their greatest creations.
Below is a slideshow of a number of Rebecca’s art forms.
As you can see from the works above the artist constantly strives to create work that is dedicated to connecting to the viewers or to connect communities with themselves or their environments. Art for her is about connections on many levels. It is about discovery, discovering what has always existed and bringing these treasures to the surface of our consciousness.