“I love art that makes you wonder,” said Alexandra Becker-Black in a recent video. She explains her affinity for using watercolors, and the properties of the material that intrigue her—its gracefulness and fluidity. She also shows how the properties of the material can become a metaphor for life itself.
Artists and their materials are twisted up in a delicate dance. The choice of medium directly informs the artwork that is produced.
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Listen to how Becker-Black describes her process of working in watercolor, a material where you can’t go back and you can’t cover up. “It’s a beautiful happy mistake that was supposed to happen,” said the artist. Watch the beautiful video below for more.