As a printmaker, I am constantly searching for my place in the field of fine art. I am not necessarily interested in perfect mastery or creating a certain number of multiples. Printing is more like sharing for me. I print beyond ink with uncommon materials like milk and bleach, on diverse matter like eggshells, ice, sand, or on edges of stacked papers. Everything sooner or later will decay, whether it is a print on paper or a painting on canvas. I want to create something dynamic that the viewer will remember for a while. As long as the piece remains in someone’s memory, it still exists. My most ephemeral works are family portraits. I moved to the USA about ten years ago and left everyone behind. I did not want them to disappear from my everyday life, so I started to print their portraits and surrounded myself with their new form of presence. They show up on all kinds of prints, including different shapes and sizes of ice sheets. The prints on ice are very unpredictable, depending on the coldness of the material. The ice surface can hold ink for a couple of minutes, before it starts to slowly change and the faces melt. Through these works, I am interested in capturing the fragility of human nature. In my most recent work, I started to print images and text on sand. My new home, Sarasota, has amazing beaches with pure white sand.
I wanted to connect my familiar and comforting images from Hungary to this stunning symbol of my new life in Florida.