Artists Describing Their Art:
Jerry Di Falco
- Photography inspires my art and acts as a vital element in my etchings. The images I employ originate from my own photographs, as well as from the images I find from my research into the digital archives of universities, historical societies, libraries, and museums. Upon locating a documented scene I wish to etch, my first step involves the execution of two to five original drawings of the photograph. My collaboration between photography and printmaking allows me the independence to integrate my personal interpretations into the scene. Moreover, I create bridges between the physical and metaphysical visual realities in the same way that a camera intersects with human creativity . . . the nexus between the mechanical and the cerebral art tools. Art unveils everything that we mask behind our belief systems conversely, I strive in my creations to clarify those phenomena we overlook as a result of our egocentric assumptions. Ironically enough, I blame this failure to notice things, a process I label, the phenomenology of connectedness, on todayaEURtms very infatuation with and addiction to the new communicational technologies of social media. My artworks therefore become like windows through which to examine the mysteries of aEURoeeveryday consciousnessaEUR. In fact, my use of ...
- Melita Kraus A painter, sculptor and writer was born in Bjelovar in 1954. Ms. Kraus is a member of Croatian Association of Applied Arts. From 1990 she participated in more than one hundred group exhibitions in the country and abroad. From 2010 her sculpture aEURoeTravelersaEUR was accepted by Curators of Museum Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel, to be a part of an international permanent collection in the Museum. As a successor of a family of Holocaust survivors, she is devoted to the revival of themes in intellectually liberated manner, transforming the anxiety of nature and a terror of the theme into a sophisticated material of art, which pure and innocent yet bears an attractive stamp of the mystery of world long forgotten. Some of her finest works are also treasured in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia....