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Varsace IslandI cherish a beauty of nature and feel strongly connected with it. I care about the environmental problems we are facing today. Through my art, I like to highlight the importance of preserving the endlessly beautiful Canadian landscape.

As a medium, I use high-quality repurposed magazine paper, Japanese papers and tissues, or my own painted paper to assemble my vision in collage using a mosaic approach on canvas. I find this process challenging, exciting and environmentally friendly.

I relate my collage work to assembling a 1000-piece puzzle, finding this very special piece of paper that would be just a right colour and value. As a chess player, I plan few steps ahead but in my artworks I often let my emotions run free and take over my creative process.I have been using collage as my medium of choice since Jan. 2014. It was a “love at the first sight” when I tried it, after many years of using other media, including watercolours and acrylics. Now, I close my eyes at night thinking of what will my next collage painting be like and waking up in the morning ready to spend the whole day working on it.

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May 21 - Sep 21, 2017
International Exhibition "Human Rights? #H2O" in Rovereto, Italy

Aurora Cultural Centre - MOSAIC OSA 145th Anniversary Exhibition

May 11 - Aug. 5 2017, opening reception May 20 6-8 pm
Address: 22 Church St, Aurora, ON, Hours of operation: Mon.- Sat. 10 am - 4 pm

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