THE ART OF LIFE
I believe in the first capturing moment of immediate fascination – the first striking moment of something speaking to your soul. . What you create does not have to be perfect, it cannot be perfect, because it is the imperfect which stimulates us and awakens our senses. The restrictions we have, all of us, just in terms of being a human being, has to be visible in what we create – simply in order to be recognized and to communicate.
There is no secret that the source of everything is the sun, giving form through light and shadows. It is however on the border between light and shadow where you can find the information that speaks to your perception in both a descriptive and a secret way – that both reveals and hides – but, in any way, has to be convincing and speaking the truth…. which relates both to artwork and life in general. Finding a balance between light and shadow…
My passion in childhood was drawing and sewing – however, another passion, numbers, lead me to an education in computer science and mathematics. Within the field of research I had my work, work which requires a lot of abstract thinking, simplifications, clearness – in order to convince, communicate (manipulate)…. Sounds familiar?
Once I decided that whatever and whenever I have to choose, I will choose in favor of my passion. Finding myself backing in to the future, I realized that : first there is science, then there is imagination!! In search of learning the craft, the best way there is in Europe, the Florence Academy of Art (FAA) – turned out as the only option. During my journey, I have studied by Per Johnny Kristiansen, Maureen Hyde, Jordan Sokol, Daniela Astone, Charles Weed, Hege Elisabeth Haugen, Simona Dolci and Vitaliy Shtanko. Landscape painting I have studied by Marc Dalessio and Leo Mancini-Hresko. Sculpture I have studied by Robert Bodem. Thanks for sharing. I hope the list will be longer. The value of other artists knowledge cannot be overestimated.