Gallery Art – Beata Wehr – Great Wall of North America


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Artist: Beata Wehr
Title: Great Wall of North America
Medium: mixed media artist book
Size: approx. 11″ l x 19″ w


“In recent years I have made many mixed media artist’s books that are “allusions to a narrative”. I used metal objects found on the ground and stitched them to pages made out of linen canvas to create visual stories. They are sometimes not easy to understand, and the viewers have to construct them themselves. I carefully selected the materials to work with: found metal pieces speak about time, transience and place, and linen canvas that I brought from my native Poland symbolizes my roots and immigration.  The objects included in the books were mostly found here at the desert.


Desert Stories is a collection of visual short narratives about Sonoran Desert


Great Wall of Northern America is inspired by the awkward idea of creating a wall between the US and Mexico.”


Beata Wehr is a visual artist and educator. She was born in Warsaw, Poland, and currently lives and works in Tucson, Arizona, traveling back to Europe every year.  Beata’s paintings are mostly intuitive and much influenced by the place she is in. Since she belongs in two places — her native Warsaw and her adopted Tucson, she travel between them regularly and experience changes of climate, light, colors, culture, rhythm of life and human behavior. She goes back and forth between figuration and abstraction, trying to capture the feelings associated with specific locations or sometimes transforming the landscape into an almost non-descriptive one.