B. Aliza

Utilizing a variety of natural and acrylic materials, my work explores the complexity of surface, the beauty of imperfection and, ultimately, survival.

The following collection of paintings are inspired by nature’s ability to re-assert itself to survive – a metaphor for our own individual survival. My current work includes three series of paintings. Earth Abides focuses directly on our planet and its enduring efforts to survive. Transformation and Provenance emphasize the transitory and impermanent essence of nature. A point of origin, or provenance, can be seen as a transition from one state to another – again, an affirmation of our individual survival.

Transformation: Water is a series that symbolizes both psychological and physical transformation. Water is both life sustaining and destructive; represents both birth and death, and transforms by giving and taking away.