|© Dismay By Sanda Manuila|
|© Impressions Of A Vineyard By Sanda Manuila|
|© Reality Is A Trick By Sanda Manuila|
"In my work, I aim to seize the paradox of the union of opposites, in particular the polar tension between life and death. Nature's time is not linear, but rather cyclic, what happened once is destined to occur again. Death is end, but also beginning. The distant past is present in every moment, and the future has already happened. Rather than progression, it is repetition, like a Monarch butterfly, ending at the beginning. It happens in the place where the grape vine dies, pulled out, to be replanted in the spring.
In order to represent the connection between reality and illusion, I focus my emotions and thoughts to construct meaning, applying oil paint and glazes layer after layer, adding impressions of light. I create inner landscapes from which exhude a metaphorical quality."