Sunday, 31 July 2011

Beach Art

I am lucky living so close to a wonderful beach which still seems to be a forgotten corner of England. Even in the high season it's never really packed here, despite of miles of broad sandy beaches.
The sea creates it's own unique artworks, every day, using wind, tides and waste, always fascinating me.

Aren't they striking? I'm planning a series of paintings based on pictures like this.
Intimidating, but I'll give it a go.

Rebecca Crowell about her art making

I very much admire Rebecca's works of art. Unfortunately, living in Europe, it's not so easy for me taking part in one of her workshops. Anyway, this video is very inspiring and gives a good idea about her work and her process of art making.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Letter from Chicago

Assemblage of found metal scrap pieces, a friend's letter, an old photo from a flea market.

Attic Collage

A good friend gave me recently a whole load of old photos and documents she found when emptying house and attic of her mother's lover. I never met him, but from what she told me he seems to have been quite a womanizer, well travelled and educated (he was a GP), and when he died he was in his late nineties. This collage is based on some of the treasures she gave me.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Eastern Roots

My mother's family came from today's Poland, belonging to a German minority living in a part of the country called Silesia. During the 2nd World War, she and her family had to emigrate to Western Germany, and that's where she met my dad.
This mixed media work is about her family after her dad had died.  She always told me that her ancestors came from Mongolia - as in 1240 the battle of Liegnitz  (close to her birth town) with Attila the Hun had taken place, and her whole family had quite a lot of Asian features, including strong black hair, high cheekbones and very dark, beautiful eyes.


I created this shrine by combining items reminding me of my mum, or items having belonged to her. It's not yet finished - I want to cover it with glass, having a larger frame built around it to protect it from dust (just a practical thought...)


This work combines mainly paints and inks. I was inspired by fonts and handwritings.


Material: manila envelope, acrylics, stamp, paper, inks, oil crayon