Join me as the aircraft begins its take off run at London Gatwick Airport and see some of Surrey and Kent from the air. London, Rivers Thames and Medway, Canterbury,Thames Estuary Kent, Minnis Bay, Margate, Ramsgate, Pegwell and a bit of Sandwich Bay, before crossing the English Channel and into Europe via the Belgian coast.
Ioana creates her paintings with view to the latest trends in contemporary painting, building them in a context where figurative and abstract expressions struggle. On the one hand, there is the temptation of representation, and her works act in response to being aware of and cut up from surrounding reality, to reformulate in accordance to important themes in painting. On the other hand, there is understanding and experimenting of the pictorial vocation of painting, somehow an expression of autonomous becoming that is consistent with the internal logics of the work and independent of the representation conventions. In the beginning was the image, a shape, or a mountain. Then it was the vision, the association of forms, details and directions that suddenly become significant. And you feel you have been here so many times before... I like the way this paint mixes and applies on the canvas and I like the textures and the two adjoining shades. And there is this familiar feeling that somebody is looking at the painting over your shoulder...
A whistle stop Photovideo in Bucharest consisting of 250 still photographs taken on the 14th of August is now before you and animated for your enjoyment. Just a taster, more to come in the near future, so watch this space!
Like most Brits, I am a well-traveled person. Like most "Crazy Brits", I am in constant search for opportunities to help people who want to bring change into their lives. It is not an easy task and I use all the learning and knowledge I've gathered as a persistent observer of human nature and behaviour. Therefore, helping people help themselves represents a great part of my life and work to date. My book covering this topic entitled A Better Life For You! - Your New Independence Day? was published in August 2005. My method consists of building up a casual dialogue with my potential readers prompting them to do their best and use their mental and physical energy in order to improve their lives. The book written in the 3rd party with English to match is/ was an exciting challenge.
My experiences with the problems of 'Dark Side' of the Web are not just with the youth of today. The issues covers all age groups, many issues are interlinked. Sometimes the answer you are looking for is so obvious that you fail to see it - The best place to hide something is under your nose - The Internet is in such a place and we rely on a bit of silicon to keep us safe. Not so unfortunately.