Born and raised in Israel, going into college Tirtzah was planning on becoming a social worker.
During a heightened period of terrorism in Israel, Tirtzah took on a new perspective of how she wanted to spend her time on Earth.
Tirtzah now works as a visual artist based in Brooklyn who has developed her own form of painting using duck tape and has her New York oil painting exhibit debut opening this week through May 10th at Slag Gallery in Bushwick.
You’ll hear Tirtzah discuss her journey to becoming a professional artist, the importance of community, and that the time you spend waiting to be inspired is time you could use to do work you love.
“The trick always seems to be to switch from being inside your fear and finding something to do – even if it’s a small step.” – Tirtzah Bassel
Mentioned in this episode:
Brooklyn Army Terminal
chashama arts studios
Boston University MFA Program
Asylum Arts Retreat
Piero della Francesca
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