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Bette Linderman

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20110131011420-you_better_find_somebody_to_love
You Better Find Somebody To Love, 2010 Sculpture 11.6" X 8.25" X 3" © © Bette Linderman, 2010
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Cracker Jack Dreams, "Diamond Ring", 2005 Mixed Media Assemblage 16" X 18" X 4" © Bette Linderman, 2005
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Panama Canal, 1997 Sculpture, Mixed Media Assemblage 17" X 17" X 6" © Bette Linderman, 1997
Pack_of_camels
Pack of Camels, The Reformed Smoker's Toy, 2009 Mixed Media Assemblage 8" X 16" X 8" © Bette Linderman, 2009
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Behind Every Still Life, There Is Real Life, 2011 Sculpture - Assemblage 12" X 12" X 3" © Bette Linderman, 2011
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Swiss Army Heart, No. 2, 2008 Mixed Media Assemblage 9"x9"x4" © Bette Linderman, 2008
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Revolving Door Heart: She Didn't Expect Her Love Affairs To Last For Long, 2012 Mixed Media Sculpture 8 X 8 X 3 Inches © Bette Linderman, 2012
Parking_meter_heart
"Parking Meter Heart: She Wanted A Long Term Relationship, But He Was Out Of Change", 1996 Mixed Media Assemblage/ Sculpture 8" X 8" X 3" © Bette Linderman, 1996
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Vending Machine Heart (Her Need for Instant Gratification Affected Many Areas of Her Life, 1998 Sculpture: Mixed Media Assemblage 8" X 8" X 3" © Bette Linderman, 1998
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Some Thought She Was Promiscuous, Others Took A Number" (Take A Number Heart), 1994 Sculpture - Mixed Media 8" X 8" X 3" © Bette Linderman, 1994
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Getting Through Monday , 2008 Sculpture 16" X 39" X 14" © Bette Linderman, 2008
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Getting Through Monday (No. 2) Sculpture 16" X 39" X 14" © Bette Linderman, 2012
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Polyps III, 1975 Sculpture - Kinetic Fiber Sculpture 13"x11"x11" © Bette Linderman, 1975
In_memory_it_begins
In Memory It Begins, 2003 Mixed Media on Canvas 18" X 24" © Bette Linderman, 2003
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Without Hesitation, 1999 Mixed Media on Paper 24" X 30" © Bette Linderman, 1999
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Trauma Always Leaves A Scar, 2010 Oil 26" X 34" © Bette Linderman, 2010
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Tailoring Perceptions, 2012 Oils 23" X 17" Inches © Bette Linderman, 2012
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The Struggle Is Generic, 2011 Archival Print With Oil Pastels 23" X 30" © Bette Linderman, 2011
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Captured Memories, 2008 Mixed Media on Paper 18"x32" © Bette Linderman, 2008
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Life Is Grammar, 2006 Mixed Media on Paper 26"x34" © Bette Linderman, 2006
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The Other Voice Work on Paper © Bette Linderman
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Drifting Off To Never, 2008 Mixed Media Assemblage 18"x32"x4" © Bette Linderman, 2008
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Trauma Always Leaves A Scar, 2010 Mixed Media on Paper 22" X 30" © Bette Linderman, 2010
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Pressed For Time, 2001 Mixed Media Sculpture 20" X 13" X 6" © Bette Linderman, 2001
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Cracker Jack Dreams - Diamond Ring, 2005 Mixed Media: Laser Print, Resin, Glass, Metal, Paper, Resin Popcorn & Peanuts 4" X 16" X 18" © Bette Linderman, 2005
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Shifting Paradigm, 2014 Mixed Media 18" X 23" © Bette Linderman, 2014
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5 prints at SVLG lobby, prints date from 2006-2014 © Bette Linderman, 2006-2015
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Up From The Ground #1, 2015 Work on Paper 20" X 26" © Bette Linderman, 2015
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Up From The Ground #2, 2015 Work on Paper 20" X 26" © Bette Linderman, 2015
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People Change and Forget To Tell Each Other © Bette Linderman
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Envisioned and Tendered Secrets #1, 2015 Mixed Media Painting 20" X 26" © Bette Linderman, 2015
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Artists Reception April 23rd, 6-9pm
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Pack of Camels, The Reformed Smoker's Toy, 2009 Mixed Media 8" X 16" X 8" © Bette Linderman, 2009
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Once Upon A Dream, 2016 Photography 26" X 36" © Bette Linderman, 2016
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A Perfect Mother & Daughter Symbiosis, 2014 Photography 26" X 36" © Bette Linderman, 2014
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Solo Schroom, 2014 Photography 26" X 36" © Bette Linderman, 2014
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Pinocchio's Dream, 2014 Photography 26" X 36" © Bette Linderman, 2014
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Family Affaire, 2014 Photography 26" X 36" © Bette Linderman, 2014
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Winter's Day 1, 2015 Photography 26" X 36" © Bette Linderman, 2015
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Winter's Day 2, 2015 Photography 26' X 36" © Bette Lindeman, 2015
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Ode to Lynn, 2014 Photography 26" X 36" © Bette Linderman, 2014
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Ode to Lynn #2, 2014 Photography 26" X 36" © Bette Linderman, 2014
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Tulip Triplets, 2014 Photography 26" X 36" © Bette Linderman, 2014
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Homage to Andy, 2014 Photography 26" X 36" © Bette Linderman, 2014
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Shadow Dancer #1, 2014 Photography 26" X 26" © Bette Linderman, 2014
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Shadow Dancer #2, 2014 Photography 26" X 36" © Bette Linderman, 2014
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Social Order, 2014 Photography 26" X 36" © Bette Linderman, 2014
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Lauren Baines at Milkbar Residency, Oakland, CA, 2013 Photography © photo by Bette Linderman, 2013
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A Safe Place For My Heart , 2015 Mixed Media Painting 20" X 26" © Bette Linderman, 2015
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And Then There Was None, 2016 Mixed Media Painting 20" X 22" © Bette Linderman, 2016
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Shifting Paradigm, 2014 Archival Pigment Print 16" X 20" © Bette Linderman
Bette
Quick Facts
Birthplace
California
Lives in
California
Works in
California
Tags
fiber-art sculpture, fiber mixed-media, sculpture
Statement

I don’t identify my work with any one particular movement in 20th century art.  I work in a variety of media, thus my work takes shape dependent upon the medium and the content of the piece.

My paintings and prints are serious in nature; my sculptures are playful and whimsical. In both, content is central.  I play with ideas - challenging and expanding the relationships between the visual and the written word, or finding the obscure relationships between objects.

My background as a textile artist plays an important role in my paintings and prints.  I weave with color while layering images and surface techniques to create textural depth.  Having worked for many years as a graphic designer, graphic elements are an integral part of the whole.
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Concepts for paintings and prints often stem from passages found in literary works --- I use the text as a starting point from which to reflect on themes of loss and remembrance.   While works are initially conceived around memories of loss and sorrow, they evolve into larger musings and reflections that encapsulate fond and pleasurable memories as well.  As such, I use my art as a means to better understand the world and myself by positioning common ideas in new settings that challenge and change our connotations.

In my sculpture and assemblage pieces, I explore the residue of memory and the emotions of nostalgia, aiming to elicit both the comfort of the familiar as well as the unsettling quality of the uncanny created by new and different juxtapositions. Working with images and ideas from my youth and integrating found objects, texts, and images of more recent vintage, I have layered various ideas both physically and figuratively in the hope of provoking new ways of looking at cultural icons and relationships between objects. While some of these works are clearly playful, many derive from a deeper contemplation of the connection between fun and sorrow, pleasure and pain, presence and loss.