My love for art started as a child.
I remember walking the streets of Europe and the Middle East with my sister,
holding my mother's hand, and my father lifting me to see the works of art
which were too high for me to see clearly.
I remember being fascinated by
their colors and their illusions of three dimensionality. And so, too, with
sculptures that looked as if they were going to move and talk to me. I also
remember, in the Louvre, watching students with their big easels and long
smocks reproducing the works of the Old Masters.
Drawing was my favorite hobby,
followed closely by reading. Drawing during class earned me some reprimands
from the nuns at both elementary and high school. But drawing was extremely
useful for me when traveling through many different countries with different
languages, I could make myself easily understood.
Through my art I want to reach each
viewer and invite him to enter the scene. I want to entice him to come into
the world of the painting and either enjoy the visit with the past, or
imagine how the future will see him.
When I create a portrait from a picture
or daguerreotype of an ancestor, I aim to bring the memory of that person
into the present, and help establish a loving relationship between the
contemporary man and his roots. Portraiture is a legacy through which I aim
to capture the personality of the subject and perhaps his soul.
In this digital era, with its fast
pace and disposable items, I want to create not just a dispassionate record
of people and places, but a lasting visual bridge between generations, in
which the people of the past and present identify with each other with
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