There was a painting in my studio I couldn’t finish. (Simply put, I wanted to throw it out the window). Trying to find a direction, I began to make little paintings/collages on paper.
Rather than offering solutions, they grabbed me by hand, and steered me on a course of their own, on a journey through two stories, legends, of sorts.
The first involved a Romanian queen and her former summer residence in Balchik, in the NE corner of Bulgaria. Besides an indoor waterfall, a temple under the stars to unify all religions, a vast botanical garden with winding paths, gigantic amphorae standing tall like guardians and bricked alleyways leading to nowhere, there is a marble throne facing outward, towards the Black Sea. I have wandered those pathways; I have sat on her throne.
The second was about Calypso, the sea nymph in Homer’s Odyssey, and her story.
What I am interested in, is what unites us as humans, on a deep and fundamental level. These two stories collided and conversed with each other. They crossed boundaries of culture, language and religion.
A series of mixed media collage works on paper.
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