from letters to a spring rose

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Collage + oils + ink, 28×42 cm, 2007 — I’ve just found it in the old portfolios after eleven years. I even forgot I had done something like this – one of those careless improvisations from the old days, which were happening in a moment or two. Then maybe no wonder there’s still a pinch of magic of that enthusiasm from the bygone years in it. Considering it’s a kind of a relic now, and the fact that my Mum loves it the way it is, I leave it as it is, and reveal to the world with all its imperfections. It’s December already – let me be sentimental for a while.

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amhrán na leabhar

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Song of the Books, 1-2-3/5, mixed media: drypoint + collage + calligraphy, 50×50 cm, 2017. The text comes from the Irish poem by Tomás Rua Ó Súilleabháin (1785-1848) – each print has the subsequent stanza of the lament after the books lost in the sea, known as Amhrán Na Leabhar. The text was set to music and has been performed by many artists; to me the most haunting is the version by Emer Kenny, and it is her piece that most directly inspired the vision. Still, there are two prints left to be finished…

archives — 1

I’ve found several unfinished half-forgotten works from 2009-2013 in the old portfolios. Seven or even more. Not a good indicator, and according to estimations, the creative forces required for their completion still remain much closer to zero rather than to seven. Perspectives? Maybe autumn. Maybe the next year. Maybe another five years…

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Oracunda. Detail-1

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playing with a full deck

These are the fragments of collages made on playing cards in collaboration with Liz Cohn – as part of Playing with a Full Deck, which is a worldwide mail-art collab started by Liz in 2010. You can read about the project at the pages of Liz Cohn Art Studio – where full-sized pictures from this set are soon to be seen, among over a thousand cards that have been made so far. The works from Playing with a Full Deck have been shown twice – the next exhibition is going to take place in August at gallery 6 pdx in Portland, Oregon. To follow the project check Liz’s pages at deviantART and facebook.

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