Who I Am.
As we all are, I’m an amalgamation of lifetimes and experiences, messy beautiful life. Since childhood, I’ve had a strong curiosity to know more, see more, love more, be more, do more. Not a peace-filled prescription, but fulfilling when I can straddle the gap between delightful wanting and scarcity of time to quench this thirst.
I’m a seeker and dreamer and have (thankfully) been accused of being idealistic. This is the only way it can work for me to remain in the groove that allows creativity to flourish. I’m stealth and protective of how the environment I choose affects me because to stay in this joyride requires that.
Being alive now with all the access and discoveries and the expansion that technology facilitates is the ultimate thrill ride for me. It paves the way for my senses to witness the fantasyland of Nature and creatures and wild emotions and experiences. It’s the key to the door for me to write and paint. Having traversed the landscapes of medicine, then business and now art has emboldened me with great gratitude for the opportunity to open my mind and heart and stand in front of a canvas and let it fly. No greater joy!
This site is devoted to the current series of paintings that has evolved over the years. During an interlude of experimentation, I encountered a book of images by Ernst Haeckel. His mentor was Alexander Humboldt, deemed the father exploration and science. A New York Times book of the year, The Invention of Nature inspired me to learn more about this man who explored and recorded his findings in art. These influences continue to inform new ideas in the development of my art. I chose the word Yugen to define this series of art.
Definition of the Japanese word Yugen: An awareness of the Universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and powerful for words.
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What Others Are Saying About Becky
By Robert L. Pincus
Becky Robbins speaks about her art as the outgrowth of a desire to “create one’s own journey.” The paintings in question, her seductive Yugen series, aren’t overtly narrative, so the question becomes what kind of journey is this? There is no imagery in the paintings themselves that conveys a journey as an explicit preoccupation or theme. What she renders, instead, are clusters of images, each detailed, each intriguing in its own right and each seemingly separate from those around it; intermittently, phrases appear among them, like interjections or ruminations concerning her view of what we see and her perspective about it … Read more