Taking Black out of the Scale
“Painting has always been my refuge.
Lots of black, sadness and frustration accompanied my paintings. In one of my classes in college my art teacher asked me to take the black out of the scale. ‘You escape there too quickly, do without it’, he said. By challenging me he was, in essence, the first person who gave me the option to take the black out of my life. … For a whole year I painted in every spare moment, before and after work, on weekends and holidays – any free time was devoted to painting. At the beginning, the paintings were cynical. But gradually I opened up and allowed myself to dream. I let my subconscious speak, not the rationale…”
From an article on “Salona” (04/12/2014):