"Crushing feathers" - SOLD
"Crushing feathers" - SOLD

Acrylic and oil on wood 36" x 36"

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"Elevation" - Available
"Elevation" - Available

Mixed media on canvas 48" x 36"

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"Heavy Lightness" - SOLD
"Heavy Lightness" - SOLD

Mixed media on canvas 30" x 30"

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"Galatea" - Available
"Galatea" - Available

Mixed media on canvas 24" diameter

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"Fragile Pendulum I" - Available
"Fragile Pendulum I" - Available

Mixed media on canvas 24" diameter

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Fragile Pendulum II - Available
Fragile Pendulum II - Available

Mixed media on canvas 24" diameter

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"In Between Lines" -  SOLD
"In Between Lines" - SOLD

Acrylic and oil on wood 30" x 24"

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"Back to the Earth" - SOLD
"Back to the Earth" - SOLD

Mixed media on wood 24" x 18"

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"Flying Whales" - Available
"Flying Whales" - Available

Acrylic, oil and gold leaf on wood 36" x 36"

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"Burden's levitation" - Available
"Burden's levitation" - Available

Acrylic and oil on wood 24" x 18"

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"Discomfort in Balance" - $980
"Discomfort in Balance" - $980

Acrylic and oil on canvas

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Triptych - Not for sale
Triptych - Not for sale

Mixed media on wood panels 24” x 6” (x3)

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"21 grams" - SOLD
"21 grams" - SOLD

Charcoal, pen and dried petals on paper

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"24 grams" - SOLD
"24 grams" - SOLD

Charcoal, pen and dried petals on paper

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“The Weight of the Soul” is a series inspired by the novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera, and attempts to address the concept of “weight” in a symbolic manner. Most people would say "lightness" is better than “heaviness” — but why?

 

Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the feeling that every act or decision seems in vain because at the end of the day we were and will turn into dust – an unbearable lightness. On the other hand, I find comfort in commitment, morals, strong relationships, hard work, self-demand ... things that may feel like a burden, but bring me a sense of purpose.  

 

In this series, you will find a lot of marble, symbolizing my ultimate ideal.  It is commonly perceived as a "noble" stone, used for temples and sculptures, and it makes me think of morals and ideals, of beautiful weight. I also used different types of stones, whales, and elephants, to underline that same idea. To symbolize the idea of lightness, I used dried petals, paper, strings, feathers. 

 

The pieces range from pure heaviness (a girl curved in a ball under a pile of stones) to the overwhelming lightness (a high key painting with a figure surrounded by paper). However, there are layers/paintings in between, where my true happiness lives – controlling that weight. This control or power is illustrated by the characters making stones levitate.