Gabrialle Bakker is a Seattle artist who this year was awarded the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant ( http://www.pkf.org ). Her work often shows the confluence of the euro and the orient. This cultural struggle is at the heart of the west, from Vancouver, BC to San Diego. Many of the western artists, writers and thinkers have a strong connection to zen and Buddhism. Artists at the center are Ezra Pound, Gary Snyder, Morris Graves, Sam Hamill, Kenneth Rexroth and Jane Hirshfield.
Geisha and Surfer
2009 – Oil on Linen on Panel – 60.5″x51.5″