Live Stones by Erzsebet Szilajka: Quiet Stories Told by Sea Pebbles
- Category: Ideas & Inspiration
- Practices: Different practices
The Hungarian artist Erzsébet Szilajka has loved stones since her childhood. She enthusiastically collected pebbles and made of them pieces of her life out like a mosaic. Just as in her childhood, today Erzsébet can also spend a few hours on a gravel road or on a beach, choosing the most interesting, textured and ribbed stones for her work. Now the artist tells stories about couples, family and love for animals.
Erzsébet says that she is a collector in spirit, and it is quite difficult for her to part with her best finds, choosing a place for them in her "stone pictures", but still the joy of creativity and the opportunity to share something with others are stronger than collecting.
It turns out that it is not difficult to select stones for the hands and feet of the characters of the stories, but the stones for the head are a real rarity. Sometimes she has to stop working on the image for a few weeks or even months, until she finds the right stone, suitable in proportions and balance, transmitting the desired gesture and movement. It's amazing how alive, dynamic Erzsébet's characters are. The artist uses her knowledge of anatomy and a natural sense of balance.
Erzsébet usually draws backgrounds for her pictures, they are often streets of cities, lights, benches. This background should create an atmosphere, set the mood for a story, but the main theme is focused on stone figures.
Customers and connoisseurs of Erzsébet's art tell that her pictures cause extraordinary peace, help to relax and get closer to the feeling of inner harmony. And how do you respond to such creativity?