In late 2016 Rebecca Marder moved from Venice to Santa Barbara. Her diverse background includes business and development, production design, co-owning restaurants (including the renowned Rebecca’s Restaurant designed by Frank Gehry), BeingOnPurpose coaching, creativity workshops, co-founder of WLA Art Co-Op, and teaches as a SoulCollage facilitator. As a pioneer in the Venice Art Walk, Rebecca united with innovative art movements, such as the Art Studio of Santa Monica, Venice ArtBLOCK, and MOCA Women’s Art Gallery. While she continues to travel to LA to teach workshops, Rebecca is committed to evolving in the vast art communities of Santa Barbara.
Collage Works : As a subtext in her abstract narrative works Rebecca juxtaposes disparate imagery exemplifying her background in Jungian psychology. Her mixed media art works reflect the tender yet volatile intersection of conflicting universal powers such as nature contrasting invasive over-development, shadows and light. Rebecca continues to explore the relationships and intersections of ambiguous archetypal concepts and symbolisms as they fight for viability, space, virtue and fortitude. Rebecca creates original collages with acrylic paints, inks, paper and pastels on paper and wood, incorporating her photographs in her abstract collages.
As a SoulCollage® facilitator, I love guiding others in connecting with the deep, unconscoous parts of themselves. Giving voice through SoulCollage®, a creative and satisfying collage process, is tremendously healing and liberating. You make your own deck of cards—each collage card representing one aspect of your personality or Soul. These cards are used to intuitively toanswer life’s questions and participate in self-discovery. Joyfully deepen your understanding of the relationships between your personality parts, you and your family/community/world, and you and your dreams, symbols, and Spirit. Founder Seena B. Frost’s book, SoulCollage® Evolving, describes how to make and use the SoulCollage® cards individually and in groups.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.