Wisdom and Strength
       
     
Sun, Moon, Earth, & Noor Align
       
     
Alma Pausing
       
     
Children Make It Rain
       
     
Natural History
       
     
Alma 4/10/13
       
     
Alma: 4/12/13
       
     
Alma And Child
       
     
1950's Self Portrait
       
     
1950's Self Portrait 2
       
     
Friends No Matter What
       
     
What! No Quinceañera?
       
     
Lamar
       
     
Thinking
       
     
Alma
       
     
Facio Nova Omnia II: Colonial
       
     
Facio Nova Omnia II: Indigena
       
     
The Alchemist
       
     
Facio Nova Omnia I
       
     
Say Cheese
       
     
Inretrospect
       
     
The Red Shoes
       
     
The Red Shoes
       
     
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Action
       
     
Resolution
       
     
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The Source
       
     
Blind Not Blind
       
     
Our Connection II
       
     
The Wait
       
     
The View
       
     
Twice Thought
       
     
In Succession
       
     
Our Connection I
       
     
Wisdom and Strength
       
     
Wisdom and Strength

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, pastel on paper, 7 ft. x 7 ft., 2019

Hair is memory. It connects us to life force, balancing the movement of this life energy through our physical and intuitive body. Here is an elder whose hair has begun to gray. Elders have lived, retained, and shed many, many experiences. Being both wise and powerful, they have no need to impose what they know. Instead, they stand ready to share precious knowledge when the time is right or when the need to know is finally realized by those who are seeking and maturing. Especially now, it is the elders, along with some of the very, very young children, who will know what to do. It will require being ready to hear and listen to what they have to say. ––Lorraine García-Nakata

Sun, Moon, Earth, & Noor Align
       
     
Sun, Moon, Earth, & Noor Align

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, pastel on paper, 7 ft. x 6 ft., 2019

This drawing came forward during the period the sun, moon, earth aligned with the second birthday of my granddaughter, nieta Noor Villegas García. In this drawing, Noor in her future adult persona, turns to show her heart in hand. It is a visual of the power and strength my nieta revealed to me during her earliest weeks. Noor will be knowing regarding her purpose and will insist on having the room to spread her powerful female wings. In other words, she will not adhere well to a male framework pressing her to conform to a limited, submissive male version of her female position.

Alma Pausing
       
     
Alma Pausing

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, pastel on paper, 7 ft. x 7ft., 2015

Drawn October, 2015 while in Residence at the Galeria de la Raza/Studio 24, San Francisco, Ca.

As a repeating persona in my work (since 1974), Alma has seen and experienced many things. Here, Alma pauses, resigned to witness repeat experiences that are part of life and those experiences that cannot be skipped or bypassed. She is also resigned to witnessing the disappointing, ignorant, and sometimes harmful ways people treat each other. Knowing what she herself can do (and not do) in order to help counter these patterns, she pauses, clears the mind, takes a long slow breath, before initiating her next action.

Children Make It Rain
       
     
Children Make It Rain

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, Pastel on paper, 7 ft x7 ft, 2015

Rendered while in Residence October 2015 at the Galeria de la Raza/Studio 24, San Francisco, Ca. I have always felt that a human will evolve to its next phase of development when it can truly listen, hear, and act upon what its elders and smallest of children perceive and can share with humans who, at the ages in between, who feel they know what they need to know in order to navigate primary decisions affecting us all. Given the increased turmoil world wide that we are witnessing, I feel even more strongly that it will be these elders, along with some of the very, very young children, who will know what to do. It will require that the world become ready to hear and listen to what they have to say. The title, “Children Who Make it Rain,” recognizes the precious knowledge and power children have.

Natural History
       
     
Natural History

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, charcoal on paper, 7 ft. x 7 ft., 2015

Alma 4/10/13
       
     
Alma 4/10/13

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, Alma Line Series, charcoal on paper, 22” x 30,” 2013

Alma: 4/12/13
       
     
Alma: 4/12/13

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, Alma Line Series, charcoal on paper, 30” x 22,” 2013

Alma And Child
       
     
Alma And Child

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, Alma Line Series, charcoal on paper, 22” x 30,” 2012

1950's Self Portrait
       
     
1950's Self Portrait

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, charcoal on paper, 7ft.x 4ft. 2,” 2008

1950's Self Portrait 2
       
     
1950's Self Portrait 2

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, charcoal on paper, 7ft.x 4ft. 2,” 2008

Friends No Matter What
       
     
Friends No Matter What

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, charcoal/pastel on paper,

7ft.x 4ft. 2,” 2008

What! No Quinceañera?
       
     
What! No Quinceañera?

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, charcoal on paper, 7ft.x 4ft. 2,” 2008

Lamar
       
     
Lamar

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, pastel on paper, 7ft.1/2”x 4ft. 2,” 2007

Thinking
       
     
Thinking

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, pastel on paper, 7ft.x 4ft. 2,” 2007

Alma
       
     
Alma

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, pastel on paper, 7ft.x 4ft. 2,” 2006

Facio Nova Omnia II: Colonial
       
     
Facio Nova Omnia II: Colonial

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, diptych-(left side) pastel on paper,

7ft.x 3ft. 9,” 2005

Facio Nova Omnia II: Indigena
       
     
Facio Nova Omnia II: Indigena

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, diptych-(right side) pastel on paper,

7ft.x 3ft. 9,” 2005

The Alchemist
       
     
The Alchemist

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, pastel on paper, 29” x 30,” 2005

Collection of: Sandra Hernandez

Facio Nova Omnia I
       
     
Facio Nova Omnia I

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, pastel on paper, 29”x 30,” 2004

Collection of: David Bishoff

Say Cheese
       
     
Say Cheese

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, pastel on paper, 29” x 30,” 2002

Inretrospect
       
     
Inretrospect

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, charcoal on paper, 7ft.x 3ft. 9,” 1990

The Red Shoes
       
     
The Red Shoes

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, diptych-(left side) charcoal on paper,

7ft.x 3ft. 9,” 1990

The Red Shoes
       
     
The Red Shoes

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, diptych-(right side) charcoal on paper, 7ft.x 3ft. 9,” 1990

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Action
       
     
Action

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, oil pastel on paper, 28”x 30,” 1985

Resolution
       
     
Resolution

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, oil pastel on paper, 28”x 30,” 1985

Collection of: David Telstar

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The Source
       
     
The Source

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, oil pastel on paper, 28”x 30,” 1985

Blind Not Blind
       
     
Blind Not Blind

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, charcoal on paper, 22” x 28,” 1980

Our Connection II
       
     
Our Connection II

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, charcoal on paper, 22” x 28,” 1981

The Wait
       
     
The Wait

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, charcoal on paper, 22” x 28,” 1980

The View
       
     
The View

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, charcoal on paper, 18” x 24,” 1980

Twice Thought
       
     
Twice Thought

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, charcoal on paper, 18” x 24,” 1980

In Succession
       
     
In Succession

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, charcoal on paper, 18” x 24,” 1980

Our Connection I
       
     
Our Connection I

Artist: Lorraine García-Nakata, charcoal on paper, 20” x 30,” 1981