I was born and raised in Transylvania, Romania, and currently reside in
Durham Region, Ontario, Canada.
Sculpture had a strong impact on me from on early age. My woodcarver uncle's
studio was a wondrous place for a developing mind inclined to escape into
her own world of imagination, fueled by my uncle's never ending supply
of stories and witnessing the transformation of the material from start
to finish. I often picked up hand tools to carve faces and small functional
My sculptural journey started in Toronto through developing skills in clay
building techniques and pottery at George Brown College, The Gardiner Museum
and Studio on the Hill. My main interest became the human figure.
In the last few years I have been extensively working in paper pulp, during
which time I have developed an intimate relationship with this material
that is surprisingly versatile but extremely demading and tough to master.
I also enjoy working with found objects and organic materials that are
assembled into abstract or semi-abstract sculptures.
My sculptures draw inspiration from a wide range of sources. Historical
references, mythology, in-depth explorations of the inner self, deeper
implications of everyday life equally offer possibilities for reflection
upon existential subjects, and applying my unique brand of aesthetics to
gesture and form.
Having lived half of my life in Europe, and the other half in Canada, I
am drawn to choose from a curious and often contrasting bag of experiences
and influences that continue to shape my perspective on my immediate surroundings
and the larger view of things.
Intuition, combined with insights of a reflective mind, is an integral
and critical component of my creative process. Through examining obscure
fragments of the self, my objective is to engage the viewer in a manner
that is stimulating both emotionally and intellectually.