I meet Vlada and Matthew in June, while making center pieces for the wedding party tables. We all sit cutting and organizing flowers. My sister is getting married and they have come from New York City to El Paso, Texas, to attend the wedding.
I learn Vlada is from Sofia, Bulgaria. Her husband Matthew is from the United States. They are both musicians. And before the wedding is over the next day, they sit at the piano together and play for everyone. Their performance is physical and captivating.
Vlada contacts me mid-November while I am at Crystal Bridges. They are interested in buying an artwork. I am surprised and pleased. We have a number of interactions to narrow down what will work for them.
Today I learn they want to buy two paintings, a set Hers and His. The compositions are small female and male pelvis studies representing primordial energy. They both are from the series Nothing In Stasis. Here are a couple of posts about the artwork: Primordial Energy and Hers, Nothing in Stasis and His
Vlada lives and teaches in New York. Matthew is completing his teaching license. They perform throughout the United States and Europe (far and wide). In our correspondence I learn Vlada is also a body worker.
Thank you Vlada and Matthew! Enjoy the paintings. I do believe the purchasing of these two works is creatively symbolic.
www.Masterwork Conversations.com is Vlada and Matthew’s website. They have recently recorded an album called Imagination of the Folk.
The blog posts titled No Woman is an Island acknowledge the people and/or organizations who support me and the work I do.