As well as drawing and painting since she was five years old. Barbara Slitkin has been a model, a student of metaphysics, a wife, and a mother. She has performed, taught, and studied at various venues, art schools, and colleges. Received awards and honors for her art, been written up in numerous publications. Barbara shows her work in the New York City area and is in private and museum collections worldwide.
About this collection of work:
My art is influenced by an urge to understand the meaning of super consciousness. I find information gets shaken loose when I draw or paint. I experiment with concepts and visions to hasten communication from within out, uncovering sensitive material through the inner workings of the psyche.
In 1. Xmas Tsunami : This sketch was completed the night before the Xmas Indonesian Tsunami. I drew an image of Santa with his tongue taking the shape of a monster wave, it seemed to be a foreshadow of what was to happen on Xmas day in 2004.
In 2. “For You” : In this drawing I first layered paint over loose random lines. Then drew this fellow who seems to be offering a smaller version of himself.
In 3. Breakdown : This drawing has a very complex layering of scribbled lines to describe a fellow in search of himself.