Category: story

My secret brothers and sisters

Since I was a kid, I had an almost religious approach to the trees and the forest. Can’t really say why exactly. As very small children we (with my older brother)  would be taken by our parents to the woods


PURELY ORNAMENTAL, 2017 (2018 winner of Public Choice Award in the 4th Annual Juried Exhibition “Resolutions 2018” at Hillsborough Gallery of Arts) This is indeed intended to be a purely ornamental piece. There is no story to tell in this

The birds of Australia

I was enormously impressed by the Australian nature during my last year visit there. I’ve spent only two weeks there, and seen very little. But my friends, Manman and Wenjie took me to the Blue Mountains, 100 km north of

The musicians

The musicians   This is an unusual piece for me in several ways. First, it is essentially an abstract, even if you can argue that you recognize some anatomical elements in it, three faces, six hands, six feet, etc…, but


I never thought that I would choose a subject of one of my cut-outs that would be politically or socially inspired. Especially, as I grew up in Poland under communist regime when artists were forced, or at least strongly encouraged,

In my classroom-Lecture 13: “Shear strength”

In my classroom – Lecture 13: “Shear strength”   This piece has been commissioned by a colleague of mine for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Duke. The commission has wisely been vague on the subject of the opera,

Dancing on my tail

Dancing on my tail… The expression “dancing on their tail” was for me always appealing as representing something equivalent to a bold or beautiful achievement bordering on impossible. I do not even know where I picked up this expression from.

Coyotes were sighted !!

Coyotes were sighted !! The whole story started exactly like that. A friend of ours reported during our usual evening walk what she was told by her neighbor about apparently two coyotes been seen near a patch of woods nearby.

Hundertwasserstrasse (Scenes #17)

Hundertwasserstrasse, 47-65 or The other side   The idea for this cut-out came to me as a windfall of my previous cut-out of last year “Visiting Julia” which features a NewYork city-like view, ….. with a left-top shore line detail

Smokies, Bieszczady, Cevennes…(to Scenes # 16)

Since the first time I visited Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, I have always been under a great spell of these multiple rows of mountain ridges, one after another, until the horizon, and I could not stop counting them,