ZANARA and The World of MAYA/maya, from Sanskrit -an illusion/

I come from a background with eclectic influences. With my roots, coming deep from a land of pagan rituals, dark stories, and mesmerizing traditions, naturally my main source of inspiration always has been the magical power of folklore, myths, legends and fairy tales. The core of my work is inspired by the human feelings, perceptions, and understandings of life. My art is focused on what is the impact on our spiritual and emotional sides in times of such rapid technical progress, times of such extreme changes as the times we are living in at present. In my search for answers I have turned to the past, to the visual DNA of humankind, to those innocent, primitive and genuine art forms left from our ancestors. In my work I explore and re-read folklore stories, parables and indigenous art forms of all kinds, coming from all corners of the world.

 

I am deeply enchanted by the enigma of the human soul and use symbols and their multiple meanings as a way to represent my ideas. My work is mostly concentrated on the inner world and the personal story each of us has to tell.  I am interested in how the individual ‘’fits in’’ the society and the world in general. Some reviews have labeled my work as ‘’evocative’’ and ‘’exude the feelings of the words they represent.’’

 

Currently, I am working on two long-term projects. One is art based and inspired by my work with children and their art. The main purpose of the second one is to explore in details samples of indigenous art and in particular Australian aborigines and Native American art. With my project, I am aiming to find and make parallels using elements from different regions worldwide.  I have also convinced all the elements of the ancient art form are a way of communication. I research how those symbolic ‘’codes’’ had evolved through the years and what knowledge we have adopted using them.

 

 ZanaRa
/Sabina Nedelcheva-Williams/

 

This image is a part of my long-term project dedicated to the world folklore.

This image is a part of my long term project dedicated to the world folklore.

This image is a part of my long-term project dedicated to the world folklore.

This image is a part of my long term project dedicated to the world folklore.

This image is a part of my long-term project dedicated to the world folklore.

This image is a part of my long-term project dedicated to the world folklore.

This image is a part of my long-term project dedicated to the world folklore.

This image is a part of my long-term project dedicated to the world folklore.

This image is a part of my long-term project dedicated to the world folklore.

This image is a part of my long-term project dedicated to the world folklore.

This image is a part of my long-term project dedicated to the world folklore.