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BOBBI BECK: Autobiographical Drawings
Bobbi Beck has exhibited at several branches of the New York Public Library and now displays her artwork at the Mulberry Street Branch in SoHo. She has always found libraries to be a welcoming refuge and source of inspiration for her work.
These drawings are autobiographical and reflect her day-to-day observations and feelings. They convey her emotional and visual renderings of humor, love, gender conflicts, marriage, family, health, joy and sorrow, anguish and global issues.
Most of her drawings contain a symbolic triangle. Women, nature and technology. Women are usually the core element, combined with her lifetime interest in nature, and then integrated with machines and technology. Her human forms morph into plants, decorative elements, household objects, symbols, animals and whatever interests her at that time. The drawings contain many mysterious symbols and icons, some obvious, some secret in source and expression. Once a drawing is completed, she turns to the next page in her visual diary.