GROWING-UP

I'm not sure if it is talent which defines and creates an artist.  I rather think it is suffering and stubbornness combined with scraps of divine gift.

Here are some drawings from my growing-up period, both as a woman and as an artist. Meet my younger self who was too shy to look people in the eyes and believed herself to be the most unloveable girl in the Universe. Luckily, there was always art, drawings, literature to express her frustration, love, hate, every emotion she dared not to communicate another way. Nowadays my present ego likes to express itself through performances, but I still prefer to hide my face behind different masks. Nudityof the body is nothing, it's the nudity of the eyes which matters most.

There is my Dad who passed away several years ago. Here's my Mum - I'm not sure if it's the way she is but it's definitely the way I saw her motherly love back then and how I see her even now. Sadly though, she will never have enough interest to look at all the paintings I created to resolve our relationship in my troubled soul.

And there is the biggest miracle of all, my daughter - in my younger years of silence and fear I had never dreamt about such an honour as having a child of my own. I hope she will grow up to be a courageous, happy and loved young woman.

There are also some demons I used to draw and wonder why nobody else seems to be haunted by them.

 

 

 

 

SLEEP WELL, DADDY

Pen on celluloid, 29,7x42 cm, 2007

DON'T CRY, DADDY

Pen on celluloid, 302x40 cm, 2007

MOTHER LOVE

Pen on paper, pile of old drawings, around 2005 - 2006

SOUL MURDERER MOTHER

Oil on cardboard, preparatory painting, 2015

YOUNGER SELF

Pencil on paper, 60x42 cm, around 2003

PURE/NAKED/REBEL

Performance at Lielupe, Jūrmala

EAT ME

Performance with a Lion

MA PETITE

Pastel on handmade paper, 2011

MA PETITE

Pages from sketchbook, 2011

MA PETITE

Page from the sketchbook, 2011

MA PETITE

Page from the sketchbook, 2011

MA PETITE

Pastel on handmade paper, 2012

GYMNASTIQUE

Pen, pencil, acrylic on handmade paper, 2006

CYCLOPE

Acrylic, pencil, crayon on paper, 60x42 cm, 2006

SNOWFALL

Acrylic, pencil, pen on handmade paper, 2006

LE CHAT

Acrylic, crayon, pencil on paper, 60x42 cm, 2006

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