This painting is part of a 2019 series “Tribal Language”- exclusively created and shown at Oliva Gallery/Chicago in a 2019 solo show. The series is based on the exploration and research of indigenous designs -specially those related to the Diaguita Indians- a tribe that lived in the North of Argentina, my birth country.
In an attempt to find some meaning in the “civilized madness” of war, hate and the destruction of our dear planet Earth, I looked to those native cultures that have quietly maintain a consistent respect for each other and for the earth on which they walk, and to their designs that depict a commitment to finding an expression and manifestation of a spiritual life within the powerful simplicity of Mother Nature.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Latin-American surrealist artist, educator, and psychotherapist, immigrant from Buenos Aires, Argentina currently based in Chicago, IL.
MAAT/MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1988), obtaining additional art training from Helen Oh (traditional oil painting), from Carol Dolan (egg tempera painting), and printmaking (etching) under the guidance of Audrey Niffenegger.
Interest in the practical applications of psychoanalysis and art for healing motivated me to obtain a doctoral degree (2009) focusing on the use of art-making in clinical treatment of adults.
© Beatriz E. Ledesma