By their abstract appearance clouds can be interpreted as rendering human constitution and imagination. They are the expression of the relationship between man and nature with the infinite .
Over the last several years, I have explored nature and landscape in distinct but related bodies of work. My intension is not to depict nature but to create images that reflect what it leaves me with-the sensations and memories. I think that clouds are Nature’s poetry. «Shapes, as such, do not interest me unless they happen to be an outer equivalent of something already taking form within me.» (Alfred Stieglitz)
The Series Variations of Silence: Listening with One`s Eyes
“With less one finds, With too much one loses oneself.” (Lao-Tseu, 6th century )
My recent work deals with silence. In a world loud and bright and full of colors, shapes and images it seems nescessary to me to find a quite and calm refuge. Silence usually refers to the non existence of sound. My cloud images are silent, because they are not large or bombastic, but small and almost monochrome. My aim is to evoke the feeling of watching the clouds move and hearing nothing more than your own breath. The spectator must be left enough space so that in discovering the work, he/she discovers him/herself. People have often told me that looking at my paintings give them a feeling of peace and calm. To me there is no better compliment.
The series will be displayed at the Agora Galery in New York 530 West 25th Street, New York NY from August 11th to August 23rd 2016 as part of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition My personal Artists Page: http://www.agora-gallery.com/ger/artistpage/Liz_Walinski.aspx
"Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible." (Paul Klee)
A few years ago I discovered the sky and the clouds, that have always been there, but far too obvious for me to see. I still roam and hike a lot, looking for sky scenes that grab my attention. My travels lead me in countries where the sky covers the earth, and landscapes where clouds wrap up mountains, as if to protect them. It might look rather ordinary but, to me, there could be nothing more significant. Clouds became a directing symbol in my work. They represented for me the sensations and memories of life.
«Not clouds - nor sky - life itself.» (Alfred Stieglitz)