The Holiday Series

2014 - .

The series is comprised of paintings presenting religious and secular celebrations, which inspire me as sociological phenomena.  The human form, juxtaposed with landscapes, takes on a leading role in the series.

The series results from observations on what remains after celebrations -- peoples' emotions and changes in the landscape just after the big day, or a significant moment.

Master's Degree project at the Department of Sculpture, The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland - June 2019

It took nearly three years to complete the "Orchard" project, which resulted in two works: graphic and sculptural installations.  They explore the subject of the displacement of the Lemkos people, and document the changing landscape.  The first stages of the works were realized in villages in the Low Beskids, and subsequently the effects were recreated and reduced to a minimalist expression in the installation. 

Plein air paintings from Canada and Alaska 2018 have arrived at the studio in Podkowa Leśna

From June to September, 2018, I had the opportunity to record raw northern landscapes on  canvas, over the 20,000 kilometers from Vancouver through the Yukon. We drove through the Northwest Territories in Alaska in a vehicle which we transformed into a painting studio.  While working in plein air, I gave myself over to creating the landscapes and the stories that I felt were the most unique to the wild north.

Projekt SAD - The ORCHARD roots project

Board, 3.5 x 3.5 x 0.5 meters  2018 - 2019

Displaced Lemkos Village, Regietów Górny, The Low Beskids

 

The installation results from operations carried out in the displaced Lemkos village of Regietów Górny.  I unearthed, documented and reburied the root system of a dying fruit tree - a plum.  It grew on the site of what was once a farm, and was part of a household's orchard.  The roots and netting presented are a re-creation and interpretation of discovery, in a changing landscape.

More about project: here