With a career as an artist and entrepreneur that has spanned more than 30 years, the work itself is quite diverse, from figurative painting to contemplative photography, wearable fiber to installation. Rebekah was lucky enough to discover early in life that creating extends beyond any art medium to life itself. She has created businesses, organizations, classes, communities and a full and vital life, often while challenged by life-threatening obstacles.
The act of creating and its connection to meditative mind is the thread that runs throughout. She invites you to take the time to explore the variety, see what it stirs in you and if you find a desire to know more, contact her and if you are local take one of her classes. She has been leading semi-monthly meditation, dharma talk, creative play and discussion on Saturday afternoons, since June 2017 at Portal 18 in the Jingletown district of Oakland. She is a multi-disciplinary artist with over 30 years experience as a professional creative entrepreneur, designer and teacher. She works with whatever media seems appropriate to the project. She is accomplished with traditional media, such as paint and pencil; craft and everyday materials like fiber, flowers and objects or digital software, photography and video.
In 1988, Rebekah started Younger Knits. As part of the second wave of the wearable art movement, her knit and dyed garments were
represented by galleries nationwide and the finest craft shows on both coasts. They have been exhibited in art wear exhibits in museums in the San Francisco and Boston area, as well as featured in magazines like Ornament, Fiberarts, Threads and The Crafts Report. While building her knit business, she art directed the fashion shoots that documented her work for jury slides. These images were featured on the cover of Ornament in 1999 and The Crafts Report in 2006, as well as, show announcements, posters and ads for many of the major craft shows on both coasts. She is trained as a Shambhala Art teacher. This program based on the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche explores the creative process as a meditative practice and a means to wake oneself up to things as they are. Through non-aggression, both towards oneself and others it is possible to create work that opens the mind of both the maker and the viewer. Rebekah completed a MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College, with a focus on contemplative art, Buddhism and photography/video/installation in December, 2008. She lives in the San Francisco East Bay where she teaches photography, creating and meditation. She also mindfully designs interior spaces, both residential and commercial, as her business, inSite Contemplative Design. She is now guiding clients in how to create their vision through her coaching services.