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About Me

Artist’s Statement

What sticks in one’s head are glimpses of memories, of places we’ve been to, of feelings and emotions, of frustrations and anxieties, of dreams and experiences.

My challenge is translating these to images.

My medium is marbling, a secular art made with colors that float on water.

For me it is the dialogue of what arises in my mind, the hand deciphers, the water, paint and atmosphere conditions and the material I choose, immortalizes.

Marks of these perceived glimpses float on water, until they are transferred from this transitory, liquid painting to a permanent 2 or 3D surface.

The fleeting impressions not only have a momentary appearance but also face the ephemeral quality of the medium; so very technical but so liberating.

Inspiration

The countries I’ve lived in as well as the cultures of Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, England, the US and France are undeniable influences in my pieces and choice of colors.

I have always been attracted to water and its habitat.

I was very fortunate to grow up in Brazil, where extraordinary lakes, beaches and landscapes seeped into my skin.

In Florida, this intensified with the once again fantastic environment of the Gulf and Atlantic Ocean keys, the thousands of lakes and canals, and its hundreds of miles of beaches.

I currently live in the French Alp region which is so beautiful. But water’s call is ever so strong

“Water does not resist.  Water flows.  When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress.  Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you.  But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it.  Water is patient.  Dripping water wears away a stone.  Remember that, my child.  Remember you are half water.  If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it.  Water does.”  Margaret Atwood

Marbling is the dialogue of what the hand starts and water finishes

Each unique piece is created by gently dropping paint with brushes, droppers, or whisks onto a tray filled with thickened water.

Instead of sinking or mixing with each other, the colors float and expand to touch each other.

Technical gestures encounter the the movement of water.

A slow ballet begins as if all size waterlilies stroke and pushe each other.

The stylus then takes over becoming a brush or pencil, which moves the paint according to the creative thought process.

Paper or fabric, which has been treated to keep the paint, is placed very gently on the composition, and in a matter of milliseconds, the artist’s thoughts are transferred from the water creating a one-of-a-kind piece.

A Silk Encounter

I was first introduced to painting on silk during my studies for a Master’s of Fine Arts at the University of South Florida.

I t   w a s   l o v e   a t   f i r s t   s i g h t !

Not having a frame on which to stretch the silk was not going to stop me.

I improvised one using pool furniture on which I somehow managed to stretch yards and yards of silk, sometimes even half a bolt!

The outdoor gas burner my Dad used for making Vidalia onion tempura was requisitioned for melting wax.

I became lost in silk for days, the tjanting tool the extension of my hand; my only enemy, Florida rainstorms.

The flow of color, its vibrancy, – my new silk ‘canvas’, took my breath away.

 

A Water Journey

 

Several lives later, in a different continent and after much reflection and practice, it’s the same feeling; my heart is ruled by my head.

 

The technique has a similar flow but this time it’s on a liquid.

 

Creations with drops of paint, rhythms of the movements of my hand, expressions on a flowing substance.

 

T h e   ‘c a n v a s   i s   w a t e r’

 

And I caught the marbling bug

 

This journey is not for the faint of heart. Marbling requires patience, dedication and a willingness to start again and again.

 

Self-learning, followed by classes from American, English and French marblers, led to the start of MDCreations, where I offer my creations and share my passion.

Our Latest Projects

 

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