Gallery & Studio
As a child I lived a nomadic life and my oasis became my imagination where I created my best friend, Illya, a little girl who lived in the mirror of my mind. She was my confident, co-conspirator and soul sister. Part of our shared fantasy world was the circus. Some 60 years later that imaginary world is resurfacing.
My work is about a sense of spiritual space. I start each session by burning incense, making a mark on a chalk board with a calligraphy brush dipped in water. This mark will disappear, a subtle reminder not to take myself too seriously. This centers me into place, and from there I begin working. Photo credits: Gail Mancuso