Episode 8. Interview with Rebekah Tarin

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Rebekah Tarin is a Los Angeles born Xicana, self-taught visual artist, educator and critical thinker. Tarin is currently based out of Penasco, NM. 

Poet Muriel Rukeyser wrote of the German artist Kathe Kollwitz ….”What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?  The world would split open”. 

"My paintings are my truth.  They are self-portraits of my insides; what I think about, the things that concern me, or how I perceive something at a given moment.  Images culled from poetry, headlines or startling statistics reflecting the reality of marginalized existence.  The truth is both terrifying and beautiful.   I want to create from this axiom." -Rebekah Tarin

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Dissident Woman…..  "Our future depends on the resistance and leadership of women and girls.  I am inspired by women willing to take up arms in defense of their communities.   We want to be free and we have the right to define what it means to be liberated" Rebekah Tarin

Dissident Woman…..  "Our future depends on the resistance and leadership of women and girls.  I am inspired by women willing to take up arms in defense of their communities.   We want to be free and we have the right to define what it means to be liberated" Rebekah Tarin

Nurturing Resilience….. "i feel like, as a parent that is one of the most important gifts we can give children…resilience." Rebekah Tarin

Nurturing Resilience….. "i feel like, as a parent that is one of the most important gifts we can give children…resilience." Rebekah Tarin

BLUE: Dejour and defacto….."Ramarley Graham was an unarmed  17 year old black boy gunned down by the NYPD in the bathroom of his family’s apartment in front of his grandmother.  No one has been charged in this case.  Black and brown folks especially young ones live a parallel reality where justice just doesn’t apply to them.  The order of the day is extrajudicial executions.  In 2012 after Trayvon Martin was murdered, in a 6 mo. period 120 black and brown folks were murdered mostly by police.  That was like one every 28 hrs.  WTF!!!" Rebekah Tarin

BLUE: Dejour and defacto….."Ramarley Graham was an unarmed  17 year old black boy gunned down by the NYPD in the bathroom of his family’s apartment in front of his grandmother.  No one has been charged in this case.  Black and brown folks especially young ones live a parallel reality where justice just doesn’t apply to them.  The order of the day is extrajudicial executions.  In 2012 after Trayvon Martin was murdered, in a 6 mo. period 120 black and brown folks were murdered mostly by police.  That was like one every 28 hrs.  WTF!!!" Rebekah Tarin

A statement from the Artist:

I, chimera-a sum of parts: both/and

mestíza/white

butch/queer

mama/papa

poet/painter

lover/hater

fighter/friend-in all configurations and amounts

from the intersection of these places:

indigenous/colonizer

goddess/virgen

traitor/saint

flow the multiplicity of agency

the shifting veils of self;

flayed and transformed

integrating and liberating

the feminine dimensions of power and divinity.

 -rebekah tarín, peñasco, nm

A es para abeja…..”A” is for Bee….but A does not equal B...without bees humans couldn’t exist.  This piece celebrates and recognizes the sacredness of bees." Rebekah Tarin

A es para abeja…..”A” is for Bee….but A does not equal B...without bees humans couldn’t exist.  This piece celebrates and recognizes the sacredness of bees." Rebekah Tarin

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Rebekah Tarin and her work at www.brushfireartemasfina.com