This series of works from 2018 were made at a time when Slow Living became a part of my life through morning meditation practice, and the process of creating these works reflects that sense of meditation: the drying of flowers, the reflective placement of small pieces of personal photos, and the slow dripping of acrylic onto paper. Other ways that Slow Living has revealed itself in my life include my rituals of morning ballet practice as a professional dancer and the Sh’ma prayer I say each night before sleep as part of my Jewish heritage, both which influence my art style. The organic materials in my pieces connect me to the outdoors, a true place of Slow Living. The simple act of walking through a natural landscape or swimming in a lake or ocean are my favorite ways to kindle inspiration and imagination, and make me feel connected to who I am.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Originally from Washington, D.C., Alexandra Farber is an artist based in Forth Worth, Texas. Farber finds inspiration for visual art from the strange world of ballet, the ever-popular antique malls of the south, and the Texas landscape.
Farber began classical ballet training at three years old, and upon completing training with the Maryland Youth Ballet, she joined Houston Ballet II. Today, she performs principal roles at the Texas Ballet Theater.
Farber holds a BS in psychology from the University of Maryland Global Campus. She is a mental health researcher, and themes of emotional disorder and distress often appear in her work.
Recent exhibitions include the Viridian Gallery’s 30 under 30 exhibition in New York City, the Texas and Neighbors exhibition of Irving, TX, the Jones Gallery summer group exhibition in Kansas City, MO, a solo wall exhibition in Tilt Vision Art Gallery in Fort Worth, TX, and the Laguna Beach, CA Las Lagunas Art Gallery Purely Abstract exhibition.