Alan Ruiz Berman
Discipline: Visual arts
Program Affiliations: Open Studio Tours Artist
I am a Mexican and American Artist who is deeply inspired by our Sonoran Desert ecosystem and its natural and cultural heritage - a region where I have lived and worked for over eight years. My multi-faceted and wholistic art-practice focuses on telling the story of the natural world, and our relationship to it, as individuals and as a society. I believe this story is best shared by carefully observing the forms, patterns, colors, and cycles that are ever present all around us, and by listening carefully to the wisdom of traditional caretakers. My work is inseparable from my appreciation of the place where I live, study, and work to advocate for reciprocity with nature and with one another, mindfulness, community science, and environmental justice activism, by first establishing my own deep connection to place.
Fine Art Paper Collage, 2017
Fine Art Paper & Mixed Media Collage, 2011