The creative process can have many forms and here I share the emotional process of creating art that is valid for me.
WHAT I DO
I start with emotion. I merge with it and its unbearable pain and joy that are impossible to swallow. I fight with them, tear them apart and tear myself. And then I gather my scattered particles to build something else – primal and strong. Something new, which is not the primary source and the emotion, and that is why it has the qualities and the power of prototype and pure emotion.
The reason I paint is the same reason I read a book – I just love it; I am curious and when I get started, I can’t stop myself until I read the last page. Sometimes I understand it and learn new things, sometimes I get confused, but most of the times I simply immerse in this new world and enjoy it.
My passion is visual form. I am more interested in HOW I do it rather than WHAT I do. I starve for the emotion and how to recreate it in my work. Even my work is not visually realistic I believe it is emotionally realistic. I am eager to refine things to their nature and core essence, to master the ability to make generalizations; to extract and to bring things to a level of the sensation of the unchangeable, inherent qualities and states of the “object”.
WHAT I LOVE
Strong faith and strong emotion are invariably in my mind and heart – though not always at the same time. Often prevailing takes a strong emotion. Then I build faith about the impulsive decisions made so I do not look so illogical to myself. This is how I became a student in Sculpture, a wife and a mother; this is how I became an artist. In general, this is how I go through life – in tides – vulnerable and at the same time strong; insecure and searching, but also insanely brave and decisive. That’s how I start the new ventures, without much thinking, because I know that eventually, things will somehow work out at the end. And so they do.
What has always stimulated me, and as a result has determined and conditioned me, which was key to me and my life, is love. And the lack of love. The new love. And the lost love. The rejected love. Shared love. Platonic Love. Unrequited love. The impossible love. Exalted love. Deceived love. The old love. The stolen love. Motherlove and Divine love. The love of others. Love for yourself. To ruin love. And love to create. Love in art. Love for art. Love for life, the planet and God. Just love.
WHAT I GIVE
I have the courage to connect emotionally with people, and the ability to inspire and ignite them through my words and through my work. Art has always had the power to play the role of a beautiful mirror and at the same time a true one. Therefore it allows those observing it discover and appreciate themselves through revealing their own reflections in it. By drawing and painting, by creating works of art I can connect emotionally with people out of my reach; I can influence, say things through my work that almost everyone experiences, however not everyone has the chance to express. But what is most important is that a piece of art can help you connect emotionally with your own inner self and your own inner truth – and this is an experience that is definitely worth it.
Please feel free to share your own path to creating and making art. Spread your knowledge and experience in order to inspire others in the search of their own emotional process of creating art.