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Mixed Media – Home Décor 7 ½” x 11 ¾” 19cm x 30cm August/2003 $55.00
Collage/Assemblage/Clay/Acrylics/Silk fabrics/Felt paper/Paper tag/Chop sticks/Decorative thread
The middle portion of this collage of Chinese theme is a large gift tag. On this tag is collaged a rare silk fabric painting with red acrylic color around it. There are several pieces of silk fabric collaged onto it, retouched with acrylics as well. In the middle is a Yin/Yang sign, made of clay, painted with acrylics. The background consists of two layers of felt paper, black and red. The calligraphy on chopsticks is done with red acrylic paint. The message reads:
“When you know you have something special never forget it”.
“To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the world or action for the expression of gratitude.”
Mixed Media – Home Décor 4 ½” x 6 ¼” Framed 6” x 8” 15cm x 20 ¼ cm February/2003 $35.00
Collage/Embroidery/Acrylics/Decorative papers and rare Chinese silk
“Art is the child of nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother’s face, her aspect and her attitude.”
The main element in this collage is a leaf. I tried to capture its beauty and detail using different techniques. The leaf is made of fabric painted with acrylics and then embroidered with rare color threads, mostly in green tones.
Mixed Media – Home Décor 3 ½” x 6” Framed 6” x 8” 15cm x 20cm February/2003 $35.00
Collage/Decorative fabrics/Acrylics/Clay/Decorative threads
I have always been fascinated by the beauty and diversity of colors of butterflies. I use butterflies in my art quite often, trying to capture their essence.
This collage is one such example through which I try to convey that special beauty.
“To fly as fast as thought To be anywhere there is
You must first begin by knowing
That you have already arrived.”
Richard Back – Jonathan Livingston Seagal
Mixed Media – Home Décor 8” x 10” June/2003 $125.00
Collage/Assemblage/Pearl Ex Pigments/Cork paper/Bamboo shots/Acrylics
The simplicity and the beauty of Zen philosophy and art have always fascinated me. This collage is part of my Zen collection. The picture of the waterfall is retouched with Pearl Ex Pigments. It is collaged on handmade paper and then on cork paper, which is also retouched with Pearl Ex gold pigment. I also collaged and assembled thin bamboo shots. I attached four precious water pearls with metallic golden thread. The cardboard frame is painted with acrylics.
“The mind verily is the word (samsara)
One should purify it strenuously,
One assumes the form of that which is in one’s mind.
This is the eternal secret.”
Maitri – Upanishad
Mixed Media Collage 10 ¾” x 12” January/2004 $250.00
Collage/Special Handmade, hand painted papers with acrylics, Pearl Ex pigments, some glitter stars and rare multi colored threads.
Kundalini awakened in a dream
Mixed Media – Home Décor 3 ½” x 5 ¾” Framed 6” x 8” 15cm x 20 ½ cm May/2003 $35.00
Collage/Crochet with decorative threads/Clay/Acrylics/Decorative paper/Golden mesh fabric
This is another butterfly collage. The colors and tones are mostly earth and autumn.
Looking at this collage, it reminds me of Indian Summers in Montreal, which happens every September.
That time of a year used to be my favorite, when I lived in Montreal, Canada.
Pleasant weather with gorgeous scenery of nature, of changing colors
“The divine beauty of haven and earth,
All creation, members of one family.”
Morihei Ueshiba, O’Sensei
Mixed Media – Home Décor 4 ½” x 6 ¼” Framed 6 ¾” x 8 ¾” 15cm x 22cm February/2003 $35.00
Collage/Clay/Acrylics/Decorative papers/Golden mesh fabric/Decorative threads
Leaf with detail
My infinite fascination connection with Nature led me to this collage in which I try to capture details of a beautiful leaf. This work is done using mixed media
“Art is the child of nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of mother’s face, her aspect and her attitude.”
Mixed Media – Home Décor 4 ½” x 6 ½” Framed 7 ¼” x 9 ½” 18 ½ cm x 24cm January/2003 $55.00
Collage/Assemblage/Clay/Wood/Metallic mesh/Green felt fabric/Metallic squares/Metallic thread/Hand made paper/found objects
Love merging two hearts in balance
I believe Love is the best feeling a person may experience. Two hearts are made of wood and placed on a wood piece. All is painted with acrylics. In between the hearts there is a Yin / Yang metal piece, also painted with acrylics. The wood block is wrapped with metallic gold thread, including the two hearts. On a round piece of clay I imprinted Love in Chinese calligraphy and wrote Love in English as well. This piece is wrapped with metallic thread and attached to a metallic mesh. Also used is crocheted embroidery. The background is handmade paper and green felt fabric. As a final touch, I added several small metal squares.
This collage is meant to encourage love and bring two hearts together in balance.
“There is a single magic, a single power, a single salvation, and a single happiness, and that is called loving.”
Mixed Media – Home Décor 7 ¼”x 8 ¼” 18 ½ cm x 21cm August/2003 $20.00/ea
Collage/Assemblage/Acrylics/Clay/Tissue, silk and gold mesh fabrics/Handmade and
papyrus papers/Pearl Ex pigments/Thick decorative and gold metallic threads
Coptic Cross of Life and Power
The base of “Life” collage is a piece of cardboard colored with bronze acrylic paint. On top of it I wrapped a piece of hard handmade paper with tissue-like fabric, retouching it all with Pearl ex pigments. The base layer of the collage is papyrus paper, on which I collaged pieces of handmade paper, silk and gold mesh fabrics. The Coptic cross is made of clay colored with acrylics. It is collaged onto pieces of handmade paper, gold mesh fabric, papyrus and regular paper. I also retouched the whole collage with decorative tick thread.
The base of “Power” collage is cardboard colored with acrylic color. On top of it, I wrapped a piece of hard handmade paper with a very thin green handmade paper. I collaged on it a piece of papyrus paper as background. The cross is made of clay and retouched with Pearl ex pigments. It is assembled onto small pieces of different papers. The paper underneath is a bookmark with a thick decorative thread.
I decided to keep the two collages together, since the Coptic Cross has a dual meaning: Life and Power.
“Remember this – that very little is needed to make a happy life”
“Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power”