Flashe on canvas | 2021
As a neonatal intensive care nurse and board certified nurse practitioner, Garber’s day-to-day experiences imbue her work with a strong sense of focus on feminine energy and ideology in relation to societal attitudes on nurturing, spirituality, science, and medicine. Drawing inspiration from her Yemenite Jewish heritage, the paintings as part of her series, Gardens, depict the mystic and fertile women of a fictional ancient utopian society, set within an idyllic Garden of Eden that is abundant with fertility and lush vegetation. Painted while in the midst of battling the COVID-19 pandemic, Garber sought refuge through these works (which were often painted at night after a long shift at the hospital) that center on the principles of nurturing and motherhood through rebirth, rejuvenation of the earth, and renewal of the environment.
“The way we look to a distant constellation That's dying in a corner of the sky
These are the days of miracle and wonder
And don't cry, baby, don't cry”
– Paul Simon (The Boy in The Bubble, 1986)
8 x 10 inches
Signed by the artist.
Q. Where do you draw inspiration from?
A. The repeating patterns in both human experience and the natural world.
Be it two or three dimensional, descriptive, implied or abstract, the use of form, line and shape go beyond mere geometry.
Framing & Mounting
Our frames are produced from the best quality wood, primarily from Italy. Each is custom cut and assembled by hand to fit your art. Hanging hardware included!
THIN GALLERY FRAME
This modern profile was designed for artists and photographers. Narrow on the front and deep on the sides, our slim mouldings provide a clean, sharp frame for your art, and allows all focus to be on your gorgeous work.
3/4" wide; 1 1/8" deep
UV - PROTECTIVE ACRYLIC
Our acrylic is more expensive than glass, but we use it because it’s clearer, far more impact resistant, and protects your art against UV rays. Framing-grade acrylic has become a new standard in framing because of its “clear” benefits.
THE FULL BLEED
Works are framed flush with the edge of your print without a mat. Request border modifications and spacers, which keep the work from touching the glass.
Adds a white core mat with a bevel cut opening to the edge of your print. If your work has a signature or edition numbering, we will automatically mat around it unless otherwise specified.
We use 4-ply, conservation-grade, acid-free mat board. We match whites and off-whites to your exact piece. Acid-free materials protect your art from yellowing or becoming brittle.
Floating a piece allows for a full view of the face and sides of the artwork. Floating is recommended for original drawings and paintings or any piece produced on specially trimmed paper.
Helen Rebekah Garber
Helen Rebekah Garber's figurative paintings and geometric drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the U.S. and internationally, including Torrence Art Museum, Zona MACO (Mexico City), Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Laguna Art Museum. Her practice revolves around ideas of feminist ideology in relation to societal attitudes on nurturing, spirituality, science and medicine. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, New American Paintings, Vice Media and the LA Times.
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