Teodora Taneva, Sofia, Bulgaria Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement It is fascinating how art has been and continue to be one of the most important things in my life.It is always reveals to me a new understanding of the world - fantasy or reality.Imagery of our inner world at every point are so realistic and veracious,so emotional, that I hardy could resist not trying to represent it...And that is the main stream at my artworks - inner experience,soul,feelings,life of a our spirit. Humans can be very different outside,but inside we all experience same emotions,fears,dreams,desires,hopes....The beauty and ugliness of this world is not outside,but always inside us...so that is what I explore,that is what I try to catch and represent. I use various techniques,but mostly photography combined with digital processing. I usually use selfportraits,in some cases I can work with models. In all situations the main purpose is to recreate the image I see in my mind as close as possible,bringing the emotion as intensive as possible.Of course it is not one image aim,but maybe a lifetime searching in an artist..So I maintain the intensity of my work by working everyday,formulating new ideas and shape them in new artworks. And I have a lot artists who I admire,and who inspire me throughout the years,but a few really play huge impact on my visions: Zdzislav Beksinski and Rembrant for their deep understanding of a human soul. And I have two other figures that play essential impact on my art,that is Carl Jung and Zigmund Freud.