Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Photographs by Georgia Schwender

Recently I was featured in a wonderful book " My Unlimited Confined Space" by a dear friend and an amazing artist - Georgia Schwender

Georgia is a professional photographer and this book is a collection of photographs of artists in their studios, along with their stories about motivation and reasons behind their artistic practice. Thank you Georgia for this wonderful project!
"...The artists allowed me to glimpse into their creative spaces, their own worlds. Each person is an individual through the ways they imagine, create and display their art: but there is a common thread. It weaves together the sculptor, the painter, the photographer, and the potter. It's the juxtaposition of the unlimited scope of the artist's creations against their confined studios. A definite location of boundless artistry."                                                                                           
Georgia Schwender

Many of my childhood memories are connected with scribing, drawing, painting, or playing with clay. As early as I can remember, there was a sensation of pure joy that had to do with creation of something new. Making something from nothing. Observing that birth of "new", participating in its growth, and making a decision when a piece is finished. A feeling of complete presence in the moment. Or better yet; complete abandonment..That feeling has stayed with me all these years, and is always there in my process of creating. I cannot imagine being myself without it.

Ana Zanic