I am glad to welcome you.
Let me introduce myself before taking a journey in my artistic world, my imaginary fairy land.
I am a Hungarian visual artist living in Switzerland, a wonderful country with amazing landscapes, where my dreams have unfolded their wings and they have brought me to my artistic bloom, that I will try to present to you in the following publications.
I come from a Hungarian family from Transylvania, which was a Hungarian territory until the end of the First World War - with an interlude during the Second World War - which belongs today to Romania. My mother tongue is Hungarian and I speak fluently English, French and Romanian.
I started my artistic studies when I was 10 years old at the Fine Art High School in Marosvásárhely (Tîrgu-Mureș), my hometown in Transylvania. During my studies I had the chance to learn many different techniques of the main fine art specialties: painting, sculpture, graphics and textile design.
I continued my studies at the Faculty of Painting of the University of Art and Design in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca). After three years of bachelor's studies I made two years of Master studies at the Fine Art History at the Babeș-Bolyai University. Meanwhile I made some extra studies of museology and I held a curator post at the Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca where I have worked altogether for three years. During this period I participated at numerous exhibitions, both as an artist and as a curator, and I also wrote articles and scientific texts.
My dream to be active exclusively as a visual artist and to totally focus on my own creational work came at the moment when we decided with my fiancé to move to Switzerland, to the Alps. Once arrived to this magnificent land with its charming little towns and lovely villages, with these breath taking landscapes, I could quickly understand that here you are constantly inspired by Nature. Once you have lived close to Nature you can never let go this way of living.
In my artistic world Nature is absolutely necessary, I cherish Nature as an ultimate refuge, a majestic refuge. We find the origins of this concept in the humanist ideology of the Renaissance, later developed in Romanticism.
I belive that Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992), the famous French composer, organist, and ornithologist, has well defined in one poetic sentence the Nature as a source of inspiration:
"Nature, an inexhaustible treasure of colors and sounds, shapes and rhythms, a peerless model of total evolution and endless variety, Nature is the supreme resource!"
Nature is such a rich source of inspiration and it infuses such a high value into one's inner wisdom, while bringing the beaming happiness to our existence.
Since our moving to the countryside and the mountain area of Switzerland, my fiancé became my husband and he is the most important critic of my artistic work.
Even though he is a medical doctor, he is a big lover of Fine Arts and he is always giving me objective and useful advices. I also have a grate assistant who helps in my work, our beloved Long-haired Weimaraner, Ramiro, who always accompanies me on my hikes and who adores to inspect the different stages of my watercolors.
My art gives you an impression of the fabulous ambiance hidden by the Alps and an insight into what can be so marvelously discovered once you step into the world of the Swiss mountains and forests!
I am creating oil paintings, watercolors and "miniature creatures" (Nature inspired fairy-sculpts) made of Bone China porcelain and different types of light clay. In the process of assemble of the fairy-sculpts I am often involving sewing as an interdisciplinary domain. I am using porcelain and acrylic paints, gemstones, pearls, beads, craft materials and a lot of natural components.
I enjoy to create each time a specific atmosphere which reflects the fabled and fairy side of Switzerland with a real-life basis.
The Wonder of Helvetic Fairies
Expressions of a Human
I invite you to discover the secret world of a Helvetic fairytale in four seasons, four wonders that dress nature in splendid shades of a virtuoso palette! By simply contemplating the silent work of the greatest creator and artist, Nature a rich and harmonious life is already acquired. Going further, what would a more daring observation of this fairy world give? This is where the story will begin to flourish and to be thrilling!
We will have the opportunity to observe moments caught from the life of these fairy creatures, scenes that represent their ecosystem and biorhythm. We are going to approach them gently, from our human perspective, in the manner of a documentalist or a reporter, without disturbing them.
The fairy is a gentle being. She will always preserve the serenity, no matter how the other phenomenon – may that have cultural, political or economic orientation – imposed by us, humans, is unleashing around Her. She will always find Her refuge in the heart of the Nature.
Why did I use the feminine gender in referring to these fairy creatures?
By the simple desire to differentiate between humans and fairy species.
Starting from the observation that the human species is categorized by the masculine gender as we are talking about Mankind, I chose the feminine gender to characterize the fairy species, although we will also meet male creatures during our journey in this ecosystem for example the little Töhötöm (prehistoric fairy mammal) or Rudolph (presented in the "Winter Wonder" collection).
In the philosophical tradition, woman appeared for many centuries as a representative of the feminine gender (as the other sex), in comparison to the man who serves as a landmark, as a representative of humanity, and not only as representative of its kind. This dichotomy finally established a hierarchy between the two genders. Without the slightest feminist claim, to designate the feminine gender as representative of the fairy-like species is a rather humble gesture, a sort of silent tribute to women.
All that has been said of mankind in the philosophical treatises has been as a subtitle of Man (Mankind). All that will concern the fairy species will be represented by the feminine gender.
Therefore, each time I will present the fairy creature in a general way, as the specie not alike the Human-specie, I will use the pronouns “She” and “Her”.
She is a being that resembles a little us, humans, by her self-consciousness, but who is very different from us by her deep love of Nature. Despite her self-consciousness and awereness in her special capacities She keeps the immaculate purity in her heart without ever having had the slightest breeze of owning Earth and Nature. She considers these as sacred. As humans, we maintain egocentric relationships with the world and ourselves. She, on the other hand, is devoted to the world centered in Nature. In exchange for this devotion, for her quiet, serene and benevolent existence, She receives as a reward what we humans call by misunderstanding supernatural powers. It becomes almost funny and ironic that these abilities for Her are natural and habitual. She is using them with mildness and absolute modesty. The supernatural is a notion that does not exist for fairies.
Does She really exist? Or is She the result of our creativity, our “so amazing” human capacity to imagine?
Without wishing at all costs to find the right answer, we can affirm that the essential thing is to possess the fairies in ourselves, all of us who wish to continue to admire nature and fairytales with the joyful purity of a child. We need them, and we have the absolute right to love them, regardless of age or gender. They offer us an interesting alternative to an environment so often cold and soulless and allow us to escape from the stressed urban world which folds on itself in an infinite spiral.