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MALKE
OBERLIN, Ohio - United States


, Upside Down, Figurative, $504
, The Bird At Its Window, Figurative, $714
, Sunset  At Sea, Figurative, $714

Art Starting At $115

Artist Statement

MALKE. bginest@gmail.com Malke is my artist name. Art in all its forms has always been an essential part of my life. Alongside side teaching foreign languages, to begin with - yet I often used art in my classes, in the nine countries where I lived and taught in all continents. Each country has taught me something vital about people and about art. Now that I don't teach any more, art has taken all my like: I write as I have always done -- mostly poems in French - but also painting (acrylic, oild, tempura, often all of the above, even nail polish. then came a period of ink and pencil drawing (using Japanese ink, more colorful than Chinese ones), and making sculptures with material that otherwise been discarded (like in my profile picture 'The Little Blue Mermaid and Time".) Like any artist, important events in my life has shaped my art: political, like personal events. Two years ago, I had to face something horrendous: my 33 year old son's son suicide. It actually led me to have an open-heart surgery. Since then, art has been a true therapy for me: It was in hospital that i started drawing a series of Trees of Life: some tortured ones, some more peaceful, using ink on paper. this has led me to drawing Nature, not the kind of nature you can discover from your window: Nature that we, humans are part of, transient, ever changing, nature that encompasses ...

Original Artworks (119)

 Malke; TREE of the mind, 2014, Original Drawing Ink, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241      Japanese inks on paper.                 ...
Malke
Original Ink Drawing, 2014
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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 Malke; Integration, 2014, Original Sculpture Wood, 17 x 4 inches. Artwork description: 241      Wood               ...
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Original Wood Sculpture, 2014
17 x 4 inches (43.2 x 10.2 cm)
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 Malke; Sweet Horse, 2014, Original Drawing Ink, 10 x 13 inches. Artwork description: 241     Japanese inks on Canson Paper              ...
Malke
Original Ink Drawing, 2014
10 x 13 inches (25.4 x 33.0 cm)
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 Malke; Plant Woman, 2014, Original Sculpture Mixed, 6 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241     Glass Wood, ceramic composition, clay, feathers               ...
Malke
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2014
6 x 17 inches (15.2 x 43.2 cm)
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 Malke; Upside Down, 2014, Original Sculpture Mixed, 6 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241    Wood, ceramic composition, clay              ...
Malke
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2014
6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm)
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 Malke; The bird at its window, 2014, Original Sculpture Wood, 9 x 21 inches. Artwork description: 241    The statue turns  on its base              ...
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Original Wood Sculpture, 2014
9 x 21 inches (22.9 x 53.3 cm)
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 Malke; Sunset  at Sea, 2014, Original Painting Ink, 21 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241   Japanese Inks & Acrylic paint on paper               ...
Malke
Original Ink Painting, 2014
21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm)
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 Malke; The Mother, 2014, Original Sculpture Mixed, 9 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pregnant woman rooted in the planet set in nature vegetation, fish, flying bird. Use of material that would otherwise be discarded metal, wood, beads plus clay. The theme of The Mother has been seminal to mesince my 33- year old sons suicide in 2012...
Malke
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2014
9 x 17 inches (22.9 x 43.2 cm)
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 Malke; Woman Power, 2016, Original Drawing Ink, 16 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241   Japanese Ink.   On paperMixed techniques             ...
Malke
Original Ink Drawing, 2016
16 x 9 inches (40.6 x 22.9 cm)
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 Malke; Female bird Skin of an An..., 2016, Original Drawing Ink, 17 x 21 inches. Artwork description: 241  Japanese Ink.   On paperPassing of 2015 into 2016             ...
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Original Ink Drawing, 2016
17 x 21 inches (43.2 x 53.3 cm)
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 Malke; On The Path, 2014, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 20 cm. Artwork description: 241               celebration of the woman, Clay/ metal / wood / ribbon On paper, Acrylic, Japanese inks, pastels             ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2014
30 x 20 cm (11.8 x 7.9 inches)
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 Malke; Bird Woman, 2014, Original Sculpture Mixed, 6 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241               celebration of the woman, Clay/ metal / wood / ribbon              ...
Malke
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2014
6 x 6 inches (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
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 Malke; The Mother, 2014, Original Sculpture Mixed, 8 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241 Representation of a pregnant woman, rooted in nature vegetation, fish, birdstanding on our planet. A deep- felt sense of motherhood, following my 33- year old sons suicide in 2012. Metal, Wood, Clay...
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Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2014
8 x 17 inches (20.3 x 43.2 cm)
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 Malke; Couple, 2013, Original Mixed Media, 35 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241  Moments in life mixed media including Ink and Acrylic ...
Malke
Original Mixed Media, 2013
35 x 22 inches (88.9 x 55.9 cm)
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 Malke; My Fabulous Trees 8, 2013, Original Mixed Media, 35 x 22 cm. Artwork description: 241             Tree of life mixed media including Ink and Acrylic             ...
Malke
Original Mixed Media, 2013
35 x 22 cm (13.8 x 8.7 inches)
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 Malke; My Fabulous Trees 8, 2013, Original Mixed Media, 35 x 22 cm. Artwork description: 241            Tree of life mixed media including Ink and Acrylic            ...
Malke
Original Mixed Media, 2013
35 x 22 cm (13.8 x 8.7 inches)
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 Malke; My Fabulous Trees 7, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 35 x 22 cm. Artwork description: 241           Tree of life mixed media including Ink and Acrylic           ...
Malke
Original Mixed Media, 2014
35 x 22 cm (13.8 x 8.7 inches)
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 Malke; My Fabulous Trees, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 35 x 22 cm. Artwork description: 241          Tree of life mixed media including Ink and Acrylic          ...
Malke
Original Mixed Media, 2014
35 x 22 cm (13.8 x 8.7 inches)
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 Malke; My Fabulous Trees 6, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 35 x 22 cm. Artwork description: 241         Tree of life mixed media including Ink and Acrylic         ...
Malke
Original Mixed Media, 2014
35 x 22 cm (13.8 x 8.7 inches)
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 Malke; My Fabulous Trees 5, 2014, Original Mixed Media, 35 x 22 cm. Artwork description: 241        Tree of life mixed media including Ink and Acrylic        ...
Malke
Original Mixed Media, 2014
35 x 22 cm (13.8 x 8.7 inches)
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