March 8, 2021

Marks-Tarlow Book Signing and Art Sale at Howell Green, September 27


An unusual combination of art and science will grace the walls of Topanga’s Howell Green Fine Art Gallery on Saturday, September 27, in celebration of the publication of Dr. Terry Marks-Tarlows’ newly released book, Psyche’s Veil: Psychotherapy, Fractals and Complexity. The book, written for therapists and the general public alike, uses nonlinear science to revisit how people understand their inner worlds, their relationships to others and the patterns of fate. Original drawings from the book will line the walls along with scientific and psychological descriptions. The event, which starts at 7 p.m., features a book signing, the sale of limited edition prints of the art used to illustrate the book, and a talk about the original inspiration for this 12-year project.


Marks-Tarlow Book Signing and Art Sale at Howell Green, September 27

Dr. Terry Marks-Tarlow, a 12-year resident of Topanga, will sign her new book at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Howell Green Fine Art Gallery. The Gallery will also be showing art from the book.

Terry Marks-Tarlow, a 12-year resident of Topanga, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica. She is currently a research associate of the Institute for Fractal Research in Kassel, Germany; a member of the teaching faculty at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute; and past president of the Los Angeles Society of Clinical Psychologists. She originally became interested in nonlinear science and the study of fractals after meeting, drawing with and befriending the late Nobel-winning physicist Richard Feynman, reputedly the smartest man in the world. The book contains a never-before-seen Feynman drawing and a story reflecting his views on fractals.

But despite the book’s daunting title and the complexity of some of the science involved, Marks-Tarlow explains that at its essence, the study of fractals, which she describes as “a way of looking at patterns, is how nature works.” Marks-Tarlow adds, “I’m really excited about the show, which as far as I know is the first of its kind to combine nonlinear science with art, psychology and spirituality. I’m hopeful the show can get picked up by galleries and academic institutions and that the ideas can help people find a holistic perspective in this fragmented world.”

Marks-Tarlow Book Signing and Art Sale at Howell Green, September 27

Nested Dolls illustrate the fractal quality of self-similarity, where the pattern of the whole is repeated on different size scales.

The Howell Green Fine Art Gallery is located at 120 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, can be reached by phone at (310) 455-3991. For more information about the event, please contact Terry Marks-Tarlow by email at or online at or by phone at (310) 458-3418.