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tanya besedina: crisis. rebirth. evolution

On the day I marked the first anniversary of my mother’s death I received an email from Tanya Besedina about the research she did regarding our inner child for her most recent collection of work.

 

Tanya Besedina Dragon Girls
Dragon Girls

 

She had no idea the significance of the day, nor how powerfully her words spoke to me. A salve and a comfort. . .and her ethereal clay sculptures brought me peace as I considered where I am on this journey of Crisis.Rebirth.Evolution.

 

Tanya Besedina

 

Tanya Besedina 1

 

“Moments of crisis are always a signal that rebirth is at hand. For it is through the experience of pain, complication, and angst that we find our way to rebirth – and truth. Through crisis, old stereotypes are challenged, flaws are exposed, and as this truth is realized we witness the old way of thinking fade from our reality to be replaced by ideas that represent something new. Providing a reminder that in the end, truth prevails.  This process of crisis and rebirth leading to evolution and truth is reflected in my workCrisis. Rebirth. Evolution. New understanding and a new truth.”

 

Tanya Besedina Detail

 

Tanya Besedina, Three Sisters: Love, Hope, Faith
Three Sisters: Love, Hope and Faith

 

Very different from the artist’s polymer clay relief fairy tales I shared two years ago, this body of work is equally compelling, though I’m not certain if the medium is polymer or ceramic clay. Many thanks for your words, sweet Tanya – they lifted me up and carried me through a difficult day.

 

Tanya Besedina’s website

 

wilma wyss mosaics

Wilma Wyss worked as a print designer for twenty years before she began creating concrete and mosaic sculptures. She calls her Pillow Series and Fluid Sculpture Series ‘visual contrivances, illusions of flimsy and fluidity and three-dimensional trompe l-oeils’.

Wilma Will Rust Easy Pillow

 Rust Easy Pillow

Wilma Wyss Tushy Cushion

Tushy Cushion

Wilma Wyss Martini Pillow

 Martini Pillow

“In my pillows, I play with associations of softness, comfort, and lightness, while simultaneously expressing the seemingly contradictory properties of hardness, discomfort, and weight.”

Wilma Wyss Going Back In Time

Going Back In Time

Wilma Wyss Awakening

Awakening: Metamorphosis of Protective Thoughts

“My experiences as a woman, wife, and mother drive my exploration of feminine themes in my artwork. I play with the meaning of familiar objects, and create space for feminine viewpoints. I am fundamentally nurturing and supportive, and I manifest these characteristics in my sculptural collages.”

Wilma Wyss’ website

 

 

katarina pridavkova’s streetscapes – and giveaway winners!

Slovakian artist Katarina Pridavkova describes herself as a ‘surrealist painter and sculptor’. Using a combination of found materials, cardboard, paper, metal and ceramics she is fast becoming known for creating fantastical streetscapes.

 

Katerina Pridavkova

 

Katarina Pridavkova Studio Table

 

Living and studying in Spain led to Pridavkova building an imaginary mini-city, inspired by the streets of Mallorca, a caricature of the city. Her thesis project, Grow Up, was meant to invite people into her imaginary world. I accept her invitation. . .I would love to jump into the streets and live there for awhile. . .

 

Katerina Pridavkova, Mallorca 2

 

Katerina Pridavkova, Mallorca

 

Katarina Pridavkova, Foxie

 

Katarina Pridavkova, Foxie detail

 

Katerina Pridavkova With Sculptures

 

Katarina Pridavkova doesn’t have a website, but you can follow her on Instagram and Facebook. Lots and lots of process shots, sketches, and different views of these charming streets. Looks like a few of the artist’s houses and paintings are for sale here.

Giveaway Winners!

My birthday week giveaway ended yesterday and today we have three winners! Sofia celebrated by eating sorbet – we hope all of the winners have as much fun as she did!

Sofia Spooning

 Sofia Spooning

 And the winners are. . .

One Hour Consultation with daMuse. . . . . . . . . . . .Christine O’Connor

One Hour Consultation with daMuse. . . . . . . . . . . .Carole Monohan

60% off price of Squarespace Website Setup. . . . . Sigal Druckman

Many thanks to everyone who played along and congratulations to the winners – I will be in touch next week with each of you to let you know next steps!

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