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Kalina is a self taught artist who was born in the UK and came over US on the Queen Mary ship when she was 3 yrs old and settled in Philadelphia Pa. She grew up in a family of very talented people. Kalina was influenced by her Mother (Mum) who loved to work with her hands knitting, sewing, making crafts and her Father a story teller himself who loves to write about many topics. Visit Studio #5
Kalina is constantly growing, learning, and expanding her knowelge through self discovery.
Her images are created by utilizing magazine ads as vibrant color paint and all types of found objects including CD covers, with an affinity toward juxtaposing the familar with opposite images that surprise the veiwer. To her art she adds old newspapers, letters, mixed with found objects to create add layers of texture. Kalina combines these treasures in startlingly original ways resulting in an emotional bond the viewer welcomes.
Salvaging & Recycling
I find myself recycling and salvaging found objects to create something new. I like to collage with different materials and use them with acrylic or house paints. I also like to play with overlaying images and scanned objects.
Many images have hidden meanings that lead the viewer to explore and wonder! My pages are mostly collaged, scribbled, or painted in an urgent manner. Sometimes I add words, but each image describes a unique moment in time.
My art is a reflection of my personality, a combination of passionate, whimsical, fun, storytelling, a little crazy and definitely a wild imagination.
Every great conversation explores ideas that connect us to others. I think of magical moments and discover my next visual image.