I was born in Poland. Attended Fine Arts Academy in Kraków, Poland and received Master of Art degree at the painting department. In 1975 moved to America .I paint and cut copper engravings.
Thanks,Kate. I believe that painting's function is not decoration but communication. Poem wants to communicate and so do painting, especially when the artist actually has something demanding to be express. To show how radical I am about it I'd say that incoherent daubing, smearing or collaging is no more than adding more trash to the heap already as big as our planet.
Indeed, it is about seeing the powerful force of life ,triumphant over death and over other participants in the sinuous dance of living. Six kinds of vines attacking a tree.
Because I despise impressionistic painting I sat there for a very long month taking in and noting morphology of that hackberry as if it was a most engaging nude.
Oh, dear- someone was reading Freud too much and too long. In exegesis of the content of my art one has to push aside long-ridiculed psychoanalysis and look directly at what is actually inside of the image. A diver that went blind and seems lost in the ship graveyard in the background. However the painting shows that touch might be his new epistemic instrument. That is all: no animas, no animals and no yungs were used in its production.
The "key" in this composition should bring association with a house, a proposition of establishing a household. All significant elements here are meant to point to the feelings of domestic life and to make it real, some tinge of anxiety hanging in the air.