TRANSFORMATION

in the name of Prévert

Change – necessary, important, ever-present, paradoxically one of the only constants in life. Change, however, never starts from a blank page. The past, the history, the memories affect us to the core, whether we like it or not, whether subconsciously or knowingly. The main idea of overpainted artworks on a reclaimed book paper is to visualize the process of transformation and change, from the old to the new layers that, as in life, keep getting on top of one another, until the present is formed, waiting to be one day transformed again. Nevertheless, these paintings will forever remain as they are, unchanged capsules capturing a second in an everlasting process of change. For the Transformation series, I used pages from a book by French poet Jacques Prévert, a book that has been passed down in my family for 3 generations of women, in Slovak translation.