Women and Plants of the Bible

"Berger saw a way to expand upon her body of work when she visited Ojai and saw a church garden with plants mentioned in the Bible. the idea that a humble plant alive today could have a connection to grand events in the distant past fascinated her. She expanded upon this metaphor and began to paint a series based on women and plants of the Bible. Believing that "violence, fear and tension beset us and cause us to try to get in touch with our roots and our spiritual values," she saw these living relics of the Biblical era as a sign that the principles and ideals of ancient times could also have a presence and purpose in our world"

~Michael Zakian, Director, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University

A Time to Rejoice, 1990
acrylic, 48 x 60 inches

The Rape of Tamar, 1991
acrylic, 60 x 72 inches
Collection of West Collection, University of Minneapolis Law School, Minnesota

I am Black but Comely (Song of Songs)
acrylic, 60 x 48 inches

Deborah Giving Judgement, 1990
acrylic, 60 x 48 inches

Pharoah's Daughter and Infant Moses, 1991
acrylic, 48 x 60 inches

Jephthah's Daughter, 1991
oil & oil sticks on canvas, 48 x 72 inches

Pat Berger • 2648 Anchor Ave. • Los Angeles, CA 90064 • (310) 838-8346

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