I am so happy to share with you the finished version of the short film “Uniting States” for which I was able to provide the score! The two artists responsible for the creation of the concept are Isabel Czerwenka-Wenkstetten and Leslie Fry (More info on them below) I’ll be listing the places & dates where you can see the full exhibition of their collaborative work as soon as they are finalized.
The USA is attractive and inspiring. Especially right now. So Isabel Czerwenka-Wenkstetten, visiting visual artist from Vienna, Austria recently decided to spend time in the US. She is instigating a collaborative project with St. Petersburg, Florida artist Leslie Fry, whose lively and energetic work engaged her interest through the internet. With no preconceived plan, the two worked together intensively for ten days starting March 2, 2009. The resulting artwork will be exhibited at an event in St. Petersburg at studio@620 on May 5, and at Windspiel Galerie in Vienna this October, 2009.
Ms. Czerwenka-Wenkstetten has taken her project, Foreign Affairs, to Nigeria, Thailand, and Mexico. In each country she has arranged collaborations with other artists. Because they have no common language or culture, communication takes place through the process of creating art. This European artist wanted to come to the U.S. at this particular time to focus on themes of Hope, Change and Communication. She began her U.S. visit in Washington D.C. during the inauguration.
The images in my art are inspired by these basic human needs: shelter, food, clothing, work, and intimacy. They take the form of the human body, human artifacts and architecture, and vegetable and animal life. In my sculpture, prints, and drawings, the natural world connects with the human-made world. Reality and fantasy meld. Public commissions have been specific responses to architecture, history, and landscape, and often the site is the inspiration for my work.