Tonala-style Doves. Acrylic on paper. 8″x8″ (20cm x 20cm). The excerpt from a charming poem written by Louisa May Alcott.
Tonala-style Parrot, “Oscar”. Acrylic on paper. 8″ x 8″ (20cm x 20cm). Encircling words are a Chinese Proverb “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.)
Alley Artifacts #7. Watercolor on paper. 6″ x 9.25″ (15cm x 23cm).
These are all objects I see while walking through neighborhood alleys as well as signs from older businesses what no longer exist such as A&A Fish. Many homes have these metal decorative suns.
Tonala-style cat #7. Acrylic on paper. 7″ x 7″. Named “Salvador” for the artist who also has an extravagant mustache.
Alley Artifacts #6. Watercolor on paper. 6.5″x10″. All of these images come from things I see while walking through older Denver neighborhoods. Some like the “Eat In Take Out” sign are from places that no longer exist. I like painting these pictures of a grittier, less gentrified Denver.
Tonala-style dog, “Rudo.” Acrylic on paper. 8.5″ x 8″. He’s a little fierce-looking thus the name, “Rudo” (Badass).
Kohenet Ketzirah Lesser (she/her/hers) is a maker and teacher of the sacred arts and a corporate priestess. Through Devotaj Sacred Arts she creates Jewishly-rooted objects and artifacts that serve not only as spiritual tools in the present, but also as a dialogue between past and possible futures. Her work is rooted in Jewish mystical, magickal, healing, and folk practices across space, time, and all the worlds. She received ordination as a Kohenet from the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute in 2009, as part of the first cohort.
You can learn more about Ketzirah on her websites: DevotojSacredArts.com and CorporatePriestess.com.
Tonala-style hedgehog, Acrylic on paper. 8.5″ x 6.5″. Hedgehogs are so endearing and I painted one in the style of Tonala, Mexico.
Watercolor on paper. 5″x9″ (13 cm x 23 cm). All of these images are of things I find while walking through my neighborhood.
Erika Cleveland is an artist, writer, and former art therapist. Her mission is to work with women at mid to late life transition whose roles and identities no longer fit and who urgently want to reconnect to their true selves.
In this podcast, Erika and I discuss her new online class, “Befriending Our Shadow” which begins in early April.