Le nozze barbare BOOKCOVER

Drawing by Cynthia Korzekwa on the cover of Yann Queffélec’s Le Nozze Barbare (fiction) published by Fazi Editore.

Drawing from “Excerpts” (1994) by Cynthia Korzkewa used as an exhibition catalogue, KORZEKWA Cynthia, Excerpts. From Diary Pages 1994-1995. Verona, Adriano Parise Editore, (Incontri 3), 1997

Excerpts by Cynthia Korzekwa

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Shadows are Stalkers

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Little Painting No. 5

Little Painting No. 5

A home keeps you warm inside and that’s why it’s a hearth. I have many pillows on our καναπές so I can sit and snuggle with Volver our cat. From here I can see outside the door with its blue curtain that moves with the breeze and lets in fallen bougainvillea petals. It’s here where I drink my morning coffee as I look at my neighbour’s trumpet vine. Home is where the heart is and my home is here.

Little Painting No. 5 in situ

Little Painting No. 5; mixed media c.23 x 19.5 cm

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Little Painting No. 4

Little Painting No. 4

This is the Big Bed at La Sussurrata, our home on Paros. The sheets are old and worn and would have many stories to tell if they were to speak. The mended pillow cases have absorbed our night-time dreams but don’t know how to explain them. And on this bed we have exchanged our physical love, a love that acts like glue when our ideas divide us. Insomnia is a land to be kept far away because it hides happiness.

Little Painting No. 4

Little Painting No. 4 in situ; mixed media 22.5 x 21 cm

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Little Painting No. 3

Little Painting No. 3

Our front porch is a window that faces the outside world. We often eat there in the spring and say “Kalimera” to our neighbours when they pass by. We have big pots where we grow bell peppers, geraniums, and cacti (that I’ve recovered from displaced pads). We also grow parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme who enjoy sending vibes to Angeliki’s canna lilies across the street. Love your plants and they will love you.

Little Painting No. 3 in situ

Little Painting No. 3, mixed media c. 24 x 17.5

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