Saturday, 30 June 2012

Southport pleasureland

even the dreadful weather did not distract us from enjoying of this traditional fun fair at Southport pleasureland

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

"we are therefore out of touch with reality..."

"We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas"( Alan Watts)

Why I like to travel so much....
Some people are just born to wander and admire. Some aren’t.
 I  know that I travel to learn about myself too. More like re-learning about myself.
There are so many places to go, people to meet and things to see!
My life has become a combination of plans, dreams, inspirations, destinations, interactions, concepts, opportunities, friendships, challenges and realities that were once so very foreign or unknown to me. After my travels the entire world now feels like my home. And it’s the resulting diversity of experiences and people in my life that ultimately lead to an increased appreciation of all that I encounter during my adventures. While that Mosel-riesling wine I drank in Monschau might not have been the best wine I’ve ever tried, I fully appreciated and enjoyed the experience of drinking something I would never have tasted had I never travelled, while sitting in a backyard overlooking a city that I would never have known anything about, talking about plans I would never have believed to be possible and surrounded by good people I would never have met.
I love travel because I love newness, change, differences. New perspectives, new places, new challenges make me feel alive. And professionals say that change makes you more creative, which is important to me in both my career and personal projects.
Coming from a very conservative family, it’s very easy for me to make a positive connection with my travels. My worldview is vastly different, vastly wider, as a result.
I think travel has made me a better person. I am more compassionate. More understanding. More loving. More involved in social justice and charity.

That’s not to say that you can’t be a perfectly lovely person in a small town with a traditional life, but, for me, travel has made me better, kinder, more of the person I want to be.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry' series All in the Best Possible Taste are very refreshingly good television. Grayson Perry explores British tastes, using his discoveries as inspiration for a work of art- his amazing tapestries
He engaged with people, asked intelligent questions and listened carefully to the replies.
He is also down-to-earth, fiercely intelligent and unprejudiced, a true original and a national treasure in the making his art.

 still from Channel 4 Grayson Perry' series All in the Best Possible Taste

Saturday, 16 June 2012



Yellow Love Installation

I placed my sweetly demure figures amidst scenes of yellow textile, intertwining themes of femininity, madness, love and motherhood.

The process creating an art installation is complicated, confusing and scary, and also hard work, but it turns out to be the best way to show my real feelings. 
Art is our common language. 
 It is the glue that holds our civilization together, keeps me and us all - humans - sane.  

Yellow Love 2, features yellow-painted everyday objects placing in a yellow textile environment hanging from the ceiling. The meaning of my new installation is open for interpretation. Too much of life is understood, there is too much meaning and everything experienced appears mechanically interpreted by the stacked index of the mind. Something like nature is supposed to present the antithesis to modern living and the lack of sensation, its entire lack of reason a source of inspiration.

It is fitting, that my installation Yellow Love occurs in closed space. Fitting my aims, far from perpetuating the expectations of fine art, seek instead to undermine the medium’s foundations. I chained myself at the imaginary and alienated world. My world is painted by yellow colour.

Alienation can be a creative force for inclusion.

Freud viewed alienation as the by-product of a cultural divorce between man and his natural impulses. For me, it’s in the gaps between body, soul, mind and life. I alienated myself from real world around me.

Being an artist, creating art becomes for me a way to go deep inside myself and illuminate precisely the stuff I don’t want to tell. 
This stuff usually turns out to be precisely the stuff I want to share only in my art.
Yellow Love becomes a weird way to countenance myself and to tell the truth instead of being a way to escape myself.

Yellow Love - is the story about a surreal and symbolic journey through the sub conscious and dreams in which the world of my fears, desires, dreams, frustrations and pain becomes hidden and  covered by yellow paint – is the basic narrative of it.