Description Flotsam and Jetsam1.a. Wreckage or cargo that remains afloat after a ship has sunk.b. Floating refuse or debris.2. Discarded odds and ends.3. Vagrant, usually destitute people.[Anglo-Norman floteson, from Old French floter, to float, of Germanic origin; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]Usage Note: In maritime law, flotsam applies to wreckage or cargo left floating on the sea after a shipwreck. Jetsam applies to cargo or equipment thrown overboard from a ship in distress and either sunk or washed ashore. The common phrase flotsam and jetsam is now used loosely to describe any objects found floating or washed ashore.from The Free Dictionary
Patricia No, Kiskunmajsa Hungary Member Since May 2010 Artist Statement i am an artist.. always have been one.. deep inside. but could not fully develop my artistic side until about 10 years ago. it took a serious car accident to push me along.. and to start creating art – again. as a child i was very creative.. my most cherished presents and gifts were crayons, water colours, paper .. well all the things you need to draw and paint and i was happiest when i could sit at my table, drawing, painting, scribbling and creating. later on i also got interested in photography – i even planned to attend the art academy of the town i grew up in. alas.. my parents did not allow me to go there. so…… i chose a different carreer.. for the time being.
i was born in the USA.. but grew up in europe and africa.. later on i lived in asia, returned to europe and here again lived in various countries. now i live in the south of hungary and love it!
i am ‘varied’… and so is my art. photomanipulation, digital paintings, fractals, photography.. i love it all.. i use it all…
my main style of art.. or rather my recurring theme though is the dark side… the dark side of life.. of living.. of situations .. of people.. places. i have lived through many dark moments… from having a very severe form of a phobia, nearly losing my life in a car accident, abuse both physical and mental..
i am a happy person though.. i am optimistic, but also realistic. i love living.. i love people.. i love life.. perhaps because i have been given the gift to create art.. to re-create and thus rid myself of those dark and sinister moments in my life.
music has also played a big role in my life, always has and always will. music is energy, medicine, living, breathing, healing, love, life.. all these things and more. i enjoy a great variety of music, but am especially partial to one instrument, and that is the guitar. from rock to blues, from funk to classic flamenco.. i love it... tv ? nope.. give me a good stereo, some earphones and then off i go, carried by the sounds created by musicians such as Joe Satriani, Paco de Lucia, John Lee Hooker, and many more.