Mary Becker: Three Beggars, One Bowl


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Mary Becker

Three Beggars, One Bowl

Vintage Porcelain & Found Objects, Paint

3 1/2" X 2" X 2"


The world set sail on a sea of troubles in 2020. A plague of mythic proportions struck and each of us has had to find a way through the storm. As Becker began making, every usable surface in her home gave up its original purpose and became a space for the artwork that emerged every day. There was no choice in the matter. At the beginning, Becker's concern was for the children. Masks can be frightening. She created assemblages of children and animals wearing colorful masks of all kinds. All dressed up with no place to go. Masked dogs and cats watched grass grow. Everything came to a standstill.