I will be presenting my first published paper Monet and me – The story of an inspiration.
Here is an extract:
"Every practitioner faces moments when the work is not advancing well and enthusiasm is lost. During these moments, merely the thought of my sources of inspiration gave me the necessary desire to go on with my work. I felt no loneliness, but instead a sense of belonging between me and my sources of inspiration. I had managed to build an entire imaginary universe of the bits and pieces that I had come across during my research, and this supported the empty moments of the process of creation. This, then, is the most powerful discovery: visiting Monet’s garden gave me a site-specific memory and an imaginary home for my inspiration process. This vision was transformed further during my process while following my needs and ideals. For me, Giverny represented a place of eternal summer just like it was when I last visited it and as it was in my photographs. Some moments when I was lacking serenity, I opened the imaginary door to silent, oval halls of Orangerie filled with water lilies. In my imagination, the garden of Giverny and the museum of Orangerie were situated side by side. I had ended up by creating a miniature utopia of my own; imagination is a forceful tool."
My rug Broken flowers will be presented for the first time in the conference exhibition.