October 2013: Tamae Frame & Srule Brachman

Tamae Frame is a ceramic sculptor who is working with the human figure. She often uses the bald-headed female nude figure as the metaphor for feminine spirituality. The body symbolizes being pruned of the trappings of earthly existence, and by stretching, twisting, or relaxing the body shape; it expresses her state of mind at that particular moment. She also creates mystical figures in which their bodies are connected with other organisms; they are the expression of the other dimensions of her psyche, she explains. Some of Frame’s work is designed to be viewed from different angles in order to get the full message from the sculpture itself. “My creative process begins when I start paying attention to the faint notions that dangle from within my consciousness; then, I compose those ideas into a three dimensional figure. My motivation is to spot the subtle impressions of my inner life; it is my way of honoring the other parts of myself that is in the shadows of my everyday life.”

Srule Brachman is an oil painter concentrating on color and texture in his abstract works. His process begins by painting a ground color, lines and shapes that proceed to be built up with layers of paint. The color is spread on a wooden panel, then acrylic glazing medium and paint is spread with brushes and stiff card stock used as drawing and painting tools. He explains that he works on several paintings simultaneously. His color is chosen intuitively by allowing the emerging painting to tell him what colors will work with what is already down. To quote Srule “The creative act is a dialogue between the creator and the creation. As in any relationship, there is communication between both partners and a dialogue builds. There is always a push - pull between the participants until the intuitive process comes to some point of conclusion. Presently, making art is a reflective and passionate act that is deeply felt and inspired from life experience. The desire to make art came as a cathartic act when my wife became ill and passed away. I’d like to dedicate the show to my wife, painter Ronnie Tendler.”