Thursday, October 25, 2007
(Detail - scan)
The colors are truer here in the detail than the overall view.
(Overall view - obviously not a scan - this work is too big to fit on a scan bed)
Found photos (both black & white and color), color copy, found book clipping (Butterfly), paint chips, and watercolor
26 x 32.5 cm
Awhile ago I was given the book "Jede Frau kann schoen sein."
(Every woman can be beautiful.) ©1962.
I have been fascinated by some of the imagery in the book. The first image in the book is of this fantastic woman that you see in the collage and the text under her image reads:
Wenn man jung ist, glaubt man nie alt werden zu koennen....Man muss nur die innere Kraft haben, jung bleiben zu wollen.
My translated version in English would be:
When one is young, one never believes one will become old....One just has to have inner strength to want to stay young.
Someone said to me recently that we all have an inner age that we feel we are that might not coincide with our said age.
That is something I have thought a lot about recently.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Found photos - both black & white and color, origami paper and paint chips
19.5 x 19.5 cm
The space between the purple rays is cut out and the end of the stone walk way sticks out from the circle. The work is round!
I have had this purple clad lady amongst my photos for a while, continually trying to find a way to integrate her - and finally she made it.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Book cover (from Die Tierwelt der Erde - 1972), fashion magazine clipping (from the Polish magazine Zena Móda- 1973), yellow origami paper
22 x 24.5 cm
I took this picture last week while taking a boat trip on Wannsee in Potsdam near Berlin, and it inspired me to make this work:
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Found black & white and color photos, paint chips, graphite and fragment of a dress pattern (from a Polish fashion magazine circa 1973)
25 x 17 cm (approximately)
About Just landed. :
I must admit that traveling has been one of the most important recurring events in my life. Some people had CD collections, others spent their time buying clothes... well, I spent my late teens - up to my late 20's, trying to collect stamps in my passport.
But since I have moved to Europe, traveling has taken on a different meaning and level of significance. It is just a lot easier to go places. Needlesstosay I have continued traveling as much as I can. Admittedly it has increasingly become taxing and exhausting. But, there is a certain thrill that I feel (which I think is aptly characterized in this woman's face) when I land somewhere new - or even somewhere I have been before.
Detail of the thrill:
Hopefully the cut out space behind the character is visible here. (You can see the dark shadow behind her head). She is holding a green circular paint chip in her left hand.