Barbi Leifert

Leifert - Cover - 9781681144184-ColorPF

Moving Meditations: Paintings for Healing and Strengthening: ($20, 48pp, 11X8.5”: Softcover: ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-418-4; $35: Hardcover: ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-419-1; $2.99: EBook: ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-420-7; LCCN: 2018900693; Art—Individual Artists—Artists Books; Release: April 25, 2018; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble): This work deals with creating the connection of humans and animals to nature by placing them in motion in abstracted landscapes where the figure merges with their environment. In this new series, Moving Meditations, creates this symbiotic connection. There is a vibration that unites every living thing and she use color to raise that awareness. She blends the moving figures with the changing landscape to signify our close affiliation with it and that we are all going to change together. After a lifetime of dance, as a painter, Leifert focuses on movement to incorporate an aesthetic of movement with the line it draws in space.

Barbi Leifert is a Painter and dancer and was both of these from a very young age. Growing up in New York, the best of both of those worlds were available to her. She studied painting at the Brooklyn Museum and dance under the innovators and masters of this art in New York City. She was awarded scholarships to California state university, Skidmore College and the new school of social research. After university she performed as a dancer and visual artist in SoHo in downtown Manhattan in avante grade productions that were both original and controversial. She moved west and focused on painting and had success with California galleries. National awards and accolades followed.

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