Robin Basalaev-Binder is an artist and urban planner living between New Jersey and Montreal with her partner and inspiration, Cesar. She uses primarily watercolors, gouache, conté, and inks in her art. She believes in fighting injustice through resistance, critical thought and creativity.
These pieces are part of my recent re-exploration of visual expression and larger collection of work titled Sehnsucht –a German word for deep yearning mixed with nostalgia. They use ink and watercolor to explore connection to and absence from our surroundings. The inspiration for these particular pieces comes from the stark contrast between urban life, its impact on us, our planet, and the creatures whose land we inhabit, as well as dreams of some long lost world that may or may not have been.