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  • Deb Puretz

Covid Art 96: EB 1895 Led astray by knowledge

As you have seen from previous examples, I loved tossing gesso, specifically, throwing it over the paper on the floor, having learned from the San Francisco artists of a generation ago about abstract art. I attended San Francisco Art Institute and was a private student of Sam Tchakalian, a painter associated with broad colorful strokes filling his canvases. For me, gesso was an experiment based on what I was learning at art school. Sometimes, though, the abstractions took on a life of their own. Here, I see a serpent, the same one that tempted Eve, catalyst for Adam and Eve’s departure from the Garden of Eden. Another myth that reoccurs throughout history…

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