BEVERLY DECKER

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“Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is a field.  I will meet you there.”
— Rumi

I combine careers as both an artist and an educator. Currently teaching art at California State University Channel Islands. Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Long Beach, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Arizona. Interviewed and archived by Donna Granata, Focus on the Masters, and one of the founding members of Women Beyond Borders.
  
My recent artwork is “Visual Meditation / Abstract Calligraphy.” This theme has been ongoing throughout my career as an artist. It is inspired by over 40 years study of Eastern and Western Philosophy and Mysticism.
        
I consider my work as a meditative, spiritual practice. Philosophically, I feel that everything is spiritual and therefore making art is a spiritual experience, literally a visual meditation.
      
Handwriting, considered drawing in many cultures, expresses the movement of some of the works of art. Visually repeating the theme over and over.
      
In many of the pieces the words used are repeated on top of each other, layers of words and colors. Some of these paintings, prints and books are not intended to be read; the finished images are non-objective designs created by the process.