Dreamwalkers 2 “Trepidation”


The NFT offered here is titled “Trepidation.” This drawing was selected to become an NFT because of its poignant and loving expression of hope and fear. Many of the drawings in this “Dreamwalkers” series depict mothers and children along the U.S.- Mexico border who are fleeing danger in their home countries. These drawings capture their subjects’ spirit, their quest for happiness, and their struggles to overcome economic hardship. Purchasers of this NFTs will also receive as a bonus the original drawing signed by Reefka. Sales and resales of this NFT will benefit the non-profit HIAS. Reefka, one of the foremost artists of the Southwest, is the co-creator with her poet husband Steven Schneider of two major exhibits and books entitled Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives / Fronteras: dibujando las vidas fronterizas and The Magic of Mariachi /La Magia del Mariachi.

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“Art giving a vision to a voice. Poetry giving a voice to a vision.”

This Poetry-Art NFT collection is inspired by the collaborative works of Steven and Reefka Schneider. Their poetry-art tells a story of the human spirit and its quest for happiness and fulfillment.

Reefka and Steven co-created the border-crossing poetry-art books and exhibits, Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives/Fronteras: dibujando las vidas fronterizas and The Magic of Mariachi/ La Magia del Mariachiwhile living on the U.S. / Mexico borderTheir poetry-art is a testimony to the spirit, the people, and the culture of the Southwest.

By placing poetry and art side by side they invite you into a world of image and word, figure and figure of speech, a world in which the borders of one medium touch another. Reefka’s artworks in pastel, watercolor, and charcoal inspired Steven’s poems, which reflect his deep knowledge of the classical tradition of Ekphrasis, poetry written in response to works of art.