July 23, 2015

In the late 70’s and early 80’s Rebecca Alston became pre-occupied with solar design and alternative energy. She realized that we have positive energy options and how oil was having a negative effect on the environment and the toll it takes on human life through wars.

 

Her most recent piece, Oil Wars, which is the sister piece to In Search of Wonder, takes a more in-depth look into the issues that surround the oil wars the worl...

June 30, 2015

Drawing is an integral part of Rebecca Alston’s travels. Creating while she’s away from her studio offers an understanding and connection to the region she is in. It defines her experience and offers a sense of placement.

While in China, Alston created a series of drawings. The pieces are “The Color of the

Hutongs”, “Red” and “Urban Pattern China”, which were all directly related to her experience and impression while traveling...

May 29, 2015

 

Before she can even remember, Rebecca Alston has been drawing. Painting came in at age three but drawing was around much earlier. She could draw before she could read or write. Drawing and spatial concepts were an innate process.

 

“I was fascinated with the stroke, the line, the rhythm and the movement across any surface,” Alston shares.

 

As a child, she quickly developed a language of her own in drawing technique and that...

May 22, 2015

 

 

This group of women was groundbreaking within the Arts community. Though there is still a long way to go in gender equality these women have paved, and are still paving the pathway towards acceptance for women in the arts, especially in the gallery world.

 

"They did what it takes to survive. They didn't care what society thought. These women didn't sit back and get screwed by society," says Alston.

 

 

Guerilla Girls

“Reinventing...

May 6, 2015

With a successful career spanning over 30 years, there are many times when Rebecca Alston had to make some tough decisions but some of the toughest are not always directly related to her art. Alston shared with me some of the hardest things she’s ever had to do.

 

“Relationships are the most challenging. It takes so much out of your creative process and there has to be that focus and effort to keep relationships up. Being on you...

April 29, 2015

Alston has traveled around the world and each placed has influenced her in a different way but as she explains, some just stand out above the rest.

“The first part of my career I was influenced mostly by the European Avant Guard, The Bauhaus in Germany, the Distill Group from Holland and the Russian Constructivists. Europe has so many ties to the US. Whether I was in Italy, France, Spain or Portugal, I could feel the rich histo...

April 21, 2015

Blue World Options was created in celebration stemming from the agreement that the U.S and China signed that would limit greenhouse gases by 2030, cutting emissions by 28 to 30 percent. This piece is honoring our earth and what potentially could be the future if we start becoming more aware of what is going in the atmosphere. Blue World Options is a creation of hope that if we make the correct decisions, personally and politic...

April 21, 2015

In honor of Earth Day and the unfortunate five-year anniversary of the BP oil spill, I would like to take a moment to explain one of my pieces that takes a deeper look into what happens when oil is spilled into our oceans. I have always had a strong feeling towards dumping oil into bodies of water but after the oil spill took place, I knew someone needed to start the conversation about what actually happens when a spill occurs...

April 9, 2015

Hi everyone!

 

'Oval of Green' is part of my Convergence series that is made from crushed garnet, and acrylic paint on canvas.

 

 

 

 

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