The process of making art is mysterious. It’s a bit like the birth process- It all begins with an act of creation which is nurtured in the womb of the artist until it is ready to be breathed into life and out into the world where it stands on it's own. My work, whether painted on paper, canvas or on the touch screen of an iPad is always a work of inspiration and improvisation..
I found this quote from the Zohar describing a mystical concept of creation. I think that it is a good description of the mystery of how it all begins:
A blinding spark flashed
within the concealed of the concealed
From the mystery of the infinite
a cluster of vapor in formlessness….
Under the impact of breaking through,
one high and hidden point shone.
Beyond the point nothing is known.
So it is called “Beginning.”
Nina Lipkowitz was born and spent most of her adult life in New York City, where she received her degree in art history and later studied almost everything offered at the Art Students League.
She has been a sculptor, a potter, a painter, and a yoga teacher. Today, living in Great Barrington, MA, she has truly found her voice.
Lipkowitz is a founding member of the artist-owned 510 Warren Street Gallery in Hudson, NY and the Guild of Berkshire Artists. She has shown her work in both group and one-woman shows throughout the United States. Her work can be found at the Bennington Museum gift shop in Bennington, Vermont and in private collections throughout North America and Europe. Please contact the artist at email@example.com for more information.