Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Two picto-poems at the Berkeley Castle Gallery in Toronto - February 11th to February 22nd, 2010

Two picto-poems ("Englyn" and "Hiatus"), in the form of two posters (30" x 20" each) are on display at the Berkeley Castle Gallery in Toronto from February 11th to February 22nd, 2010. The posters combine a drawing and a painting by me with poetry by Irina.

The exhibition, a community event, was organized by Dianne Acey and curated by Karen McMillan.

You can read about this event in English here: 

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Palm Sunday - An Icon

Palm Sunday is a new theme for me, a theme I developed in one of the icons I painted on glass.

 On Palm Sunday, which is celebrated on the Sunday before Easter, Jesus entered Jerusalem and he was greeted with joy by the people of Jerusalem who were waiving palm tree branches and covered the ground he was to tread on with their clothes.

In Romania, Palm Sunday is called “Duminica Floriilor” and many take willow leaves (reminiscent of palm leaves) to church to be blessed.

Painting icons on glass or wood allows me to create an object of art with profound religious meaning and provides me with the opportunity to explore the play of colors, symbols and techniques at the same time.

This is why I enjoy painting them.