L i n d a 

E c k m a n n

As one of the first in the Baby Boomer Batch born in San Francisco, the city where the United Nations charter was signed, I am deeply connected to peace. I was inspired by the existential questions the Beat Generation raised and they have hovered over my life since: the atom bomb, the Holocaust, the civil rights movement and now climate change.

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Art has been my way to explore and reflect on my own journey and appreciate how artists before me have grappled with the same bewilderment of the human condition and conditioning. My work is a visual journal of reflection about home: family home, community home, global home and our home in the universe. It is about BE-ing, connecting and choosing communication to meet the existential challenges and preserve our "homes."  

The urge to create is within all of us and there are so many paths to choose from. I chose art and art chose me. But it was the viewers who completed me when they asked me to draw and make objects. I have had the opportunity to use my gift to serve clients making props and using my eyes to make aesthetic decisions which, afforded me the opportunity to maintain a workshop and the luxury of painting for my own investigation and discovery.

 

For many years I have been building up a body of work. My work was available to a select clientele of serious buyers who discovered me through word of mouth. But this year, I realized that I was ready to make my work available to a wider audience. So, I launched this website and, for the first time, I am committed to making my work accessible to a wider audience. I’m pretty excited to go on this new journey. 

 

Thank you for your interest.

Art Classes

1988-89    

University of California Irvine - Tom Jenkins

1986-87    

University of California Berkeley - Joan Brown

1983-84    

University of California Davis - Wayne Thiebaud and Manuel Neri

1980-82    

Laney Community College - Bill Snyder

1979       

University of California Los Angeles - Vasa Michich

 

Group Exhibits:

1999         

Big Shoe Sale, Holualoa Gallery, Big Island, HI 

­1994         

Orange Memories, Untitled: Untethered, Laguna Art Museum, CA

1994         

Square Oranges, BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA   

 

Installations:

1998         

Mosaic Installation, Homeless Prenatal, San Francisco, CA (on-going)

1996         

Juan Pifarre - Memorial, Mission Language and Vocational School, San Francisco, CA

1994         

Deer Witness, Laguna Canyon, CA

1993         

The Great Laguna Canyon Cover-Up, Laguna Canyon, CA

1993         

Tree of Life, Shindler Juden Memorial Tribute Wall, Jewish Community Center, Costa Mesa, CA

1989         

Monument for Water, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

1988         

Monument for Earth, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

1988         

X-cess X’s, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA,

 

Installation Participation:

2005         

The Gates Central Park New York City, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, NYC, New York

2002         

United Nations Common Ground World Project, Neil Tetkowski, New York City, New York

1995         

Wrapped Reichstag Berlin, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Berlin, Germany

1991         

The Umbrellas Joint Project Japan-USA, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Tejon Pass, CA

1989         

THE TELL, Mark Chamberlain & Jerry Burchfield, Laguna Canyon, CA

 

Performance:

1994         

Vigil at the Cross-Roads, Bruce White, Laguna Canyon, CA

1994         

Hands Along the Canyon; Laguna Canyon Cover-Up, Laguna Canyon, CA