My collection of paintings named Povesti Fara Cuvinte, Stories Without Words is very important to me because it deals with memories and with childhood. I had a wonderful childhood but one night a fire burned down my entire house. I lost contact with my childhood. All my photos, objects, toys, drawings, books, they all disappeared. From that moment on I began to feel the need to bring my childhood back, to paint for children, to help regain the connection with my past and with all those happy moments.
I like details, detalii. I want those who see my paintings to experience a million details, to never get bored, to find something new every time they look. Some new object. Some new idea. Some new feeling.
I love the universe of children and everything we can discover there. I try to recreate this in my paintings. Smiling houses, sleepy suns, small donkeys in the mood to travel, lambs hopping, clouds dressed in lace, crickets who speak, and many other games and toys.
I usually work from inspiration, in the moment. My paintings are born layer by layer, day by day, with new elements coming in bit by bit. The story shapes itself.
Now I'm in the process of changing this style, gradually introducing elements from reality. New things start to happen. I am increasing the size of the work, mixing materials and sometimes to complete the work with words.
Before I change my style I have one major project I must do. An illustrated book. This is a project I have dreamed of since I was a child, in love with books with color pictures that Santa Claus promised to bring me if I recited a poem nicely
I love traveling. In 2012 I spent more time on the road, discovering and photographing people and new places, houses, hills, and lots of clouds.
This book is about traveling clouds. For me clouds mean travel. Travel above and into the Earth, travel in space, through time and between cultures. The universe was bountiful with clouds, they were created at the beginning of time and they had the chance to see everything. In my paintings clouds have eyes. So, if we follow the story of traveling clouds, we too can see everything.
I began this project while I was in Romania. I just moved to the U.S. and I want to continue the project and finalize it here. I plan to finish the book by July 2013.
In late 2012 I launched my first Kickstarter project, a fundraising campaign to complete the Traveling Clouds book. Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects in all areas (movies, music, cuisine, illustration, design, technology, etc.). The project was successfully funded, and now I get to finish telling you what traveling clouds want to express.
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