To say that we are excited to introduce you to our second Guest Artist for 2019 would be a serious understatement. I have been a huge fan of the work of Los Angeles based painter Bunnie Reiss for years, so when she agreed to create a design exclusively for Tallulah Ketubahs, I was down-right giddy. I am so pleased to be adding her Water Garden Ketubah to our collection.
The Water Garden Ketubah, originally painted with acrylic paint on Arches watercolor paper in Bunnie's signature folk art style, features a hamsah, meant to bring health, fertility, and good luck. From the hamsah spout streams of water, nourishing the garden growing up and around the text from below. Bunnie says she wanted the artwork to evoke a sense of eternal love and for couples to feel they are creating magic in their love, home, and future together.
Bunnie Reiss was born in Maryland, but grew up under the wide-blue skies of Colorado. Coming from a large Polish/Russian family, eating, loud talking, and community shaped her identity. Her work is heavily influenced by the Eastern European traditions of brightly colored folk art and community engagement.
As a wanderlust with a need to travel, Bunnie eventually left Colorado for San Francisco, where she lived for 15 years. During her time there, she pursued an MFA from San Francisco Arts Institute and spent years of creative incubation in the street/guerilla art community – building, living, and creating things with fellow artists.
Several years ago, after a short stint in France, Bunnie relocated to Los Angeles to pursue larger mural and installation projects. She has shown extensively in both the United States and around the world, in galleries, alternative spaces, bookstores, abandoned buildings, fields, and forests. Her brightly colored folk murals can be found all over the world – Los Angeles, Mexico, Italy, Paris, India, Philippines, Detroit, Milwaukee, New York, San Francisco to name a few locales.
Flight, Mural at Tustin Legacy, Los Angeles, CA
Bunnie is currently working on a book about climate change which will feature 50 portraits of birds and their probability of extinction over the next 20 years. She also has several large and small mural projects planned throughout the year.
The Water Garden Ketubah is available for purchase as an archival giclée print with the text of your choice in a Limited Edition of 15.