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  • Spirit of Marc Chagall 17
    is flying in the air often she is flying It is obvious he is besotted with her and indeed he speaks of his love for her in his writings But I wondered how she felt her face seems almost expressionless and she often seems to be staring out of the picture Chagall writes about her But I always had the feeling that she was holding something back I thought that

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  • Spirit of Marc Chagall 10
    of colour My paintings are my memories said Chagall This statement together with In the arts as in life everything is possible provided it is based on love Prompted my own composition As I struggled with the work trying to find solutions i remembered his independence and determination to paint as life as he saw it and follow his own path One moment of pure joy connects me to the

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  • Spirit of Marc Chagall 11
    license to let go of any inhibitions or expectations and just trust whatever came up It was the title which offered me the goal to aim for and from nowhere it seemed ideas then freely flowed Inspiration had finally struck I loved some of the quirkyisms in Chagall s work From the confusion of wondering why he would paint heads upside down came the understanding from a Yiddish expression that the man turns the girls head and Chagall decided to paint this literally There are many more examples in his work My own interpretation reveals some aspects of my own life including my love of travel and the many homes I ve lived in here in UK and abroad A lifetime s dream of buying a camper van has recently been fulfilled and so the ladder leads to this and living on cloud 9 There are other visible numbers in the clock 1 2 and 6 while others are left to imagination The number 11 is concealed in the Eiffel Tower which represents personal memories for me and Chagall s love of Paris The big hand on the clock caused a chuckle and the tent on the small hand brings the joy of space and freedom and getting back in touch with nature and the simple things in life Of course life wouldn t exist without the light brightness and warmth of sunshine and blossoming flowers which Chagall also loved The apple represents the beginning of time maybe and there s a silver moon to balance day and signify a time for rest and recovery The three hearts represent my lovely children and the sea of tears in memory of my little daughter Yet within this deep watery expanse life inevitably continues to thrive as depicted by the fish This

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  • Spirit of Marc Chagall 12
    style to and came up with the idea of Sweden I have good friends who are Swedish and we went there to visit for a family holiday this summer The Swedes have a strong sense of national identity and I have tried to capture their national symbols in my mosaic They celebrate the longest day with a Midsummer Festival where they dance around the equivalent of our maypole so I made the pole and dancing couple the centre of my mosaic The pole is topped with two Swedish flags they all have flags in their gardens The sun is bright at the top to signify midsummer The Christmas tree and girl in the right hand corner represent the Swedish Lucia celebration observed on the 13th of December On this day the darkness is brightened by Saint Lucia a creature of goodness and light who opens the door to the Christmas season On her head the girl is wearing a wreath of lingonberry sprigs with candles to give the effect of a halo She also has a white full length gown with a red ribbon around her waist The orange horse is a Dalecarlian horse or Dala horse a representation of

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  • Spirit of Marc Chagall 13
    Red flowers When told about the Marc Chagall exhibition I came home and scanned the Internet to look at Chagall s work I kept being drawn back to the red flowers in the Flowers and Lovers picture So my work

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  • Spirit of Marc Chagall 14
    in progress The Yellow Guitarist Artist Statement The Yellow Guitarist I have chosen The Blue violinist of Chagall because I like music Chagall is for me spiritual imagination and poetry universe with sweets pastel colours My creation is The Yellow

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  • Spirit of Marc Chagall 15
    contemporary form of the ancient Opus Regulatum The technique consists in putting cut tesserae together whether they are stuck and grouted or not in order to make up a representation an image like Calvino says in La Machine Littérature 1984 To do so I partially use computer tools After 20 years of pictorial practice I ve been producing works since 2006 in the mosaic Pixel Art mosaic and mosaic on

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  • Spirit of Marc Chagall 16
    years now with lots of experimentation as I am self taught in this medium I did some research in to Marc Chagall and liked some of his work even if it is not always easy to know what is going on I really like his use of flowers as this is an area I also like I thought I would give it a try The hardest part was to create

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