Artwork By Petra Pawlofsky
Have you ever strolled along a sea shore and discovered a stone that fascinated you at first sight? You picked it up and held it in your hand stroking it to make it dry, clean and shining? And you looked at it from all its different sides?
This enchants and inspires me very much.
In 2019 I spent 4 weeks in a house on a lonely beach full many stones. Every morning I collected some of those that had just arrived from the sea . Normally we think of stones as something strong, solid, unchangeable and hard. We don’t think of their history, their development, bruises and changes. But these stones had such a soft, subtle energy . The chalk rocks around had probably given them their filigree patterns. They had come from sea, from rocks, plants and fallen trees. Many patterns on them reminded me of flowers and branches . And sometimes I wondered if they had been or carried away animals long times ago. I was fascinated . They were so different from what we normally associated with stones.
In the evenings I brought many of them back again. In the meantime I had taken photos of some and begun to transform these digitally. The stones seemed to be so full of life and energy that I wanted to make images from them. As I used slate as a pencil and painted sometimes, too, I worked with photos and paintings as layers to create images . Finally my booklet “Stone Times “came out of it. (see my project Time for Stones)
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Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life. Most of it was acquired during my travels. Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity. But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell. It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale. The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!
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