Description This work is a collaboration between photographer Dave Craige (picture of the child), writer and film maker Paul Lobo Portugs (background poem) and Ina Mar (artwork).
Mixed media: pencil drawing, photo (child, textures), photomanipulation and digital drawing
The project was initiated by Paul Lobo Portugs, as a donation to the organization Haiti Soleil, to save a demolished library in Port au Prince, building literacy amongst Haitis impoverished children whove suffered from the earthquake (Haiti Earthquake 2010).
PS. If you buy this artwork on Imagekind, 100% of the artist gains will be donated to Haiti Soleil. This will be about 20% of what you are paying for the art print. Direct donations: www.haitisoleil.org
Ina Mar, Munich, Germany Member Since June 2007 Artist Statement In 2001 I created my first experimental series called "Lightcurves", where I transformed the body into landscape through lighting effects and accessory objects. Since 2001, I have been exploring the notion of metamorphosis and hybridism, mixing media and transforming the representational into abstract, through lighting effects, shooting techniques (such as "traveling" of the camera) or photomanipulation.
My more recent works explore surrealism and the irrationality of dreams and emotions, using a mixed technique: photo, photomanipulation, pencil or ink drawing on paper, paper collage, digital painting... I don't use stock images - my material is "home made": I use my own digital photographs, vintage objects, drawings and textures, collected through years of travels. Most of the fonts are "home made" too - handwritten or "recomposed" using fragments of old letters and notes.
Favourite subjects: the human body, the human mind and the natural environment.
Services: You can contact me for book covers, book illustration or personalized artwork.