My paintings are mostly intuitive and much influenced by the place I am in. Since I belong in two places — my native Warsaw and my adopted Tucson, I travel between them regularly and experience changes of climate, light, colors, culture, rhythm of life and human behavior.
Sonoran desert, journeys back to Europe, my collection of the found metal objects inspire many of my recent paintings. My works are also emotional responses to the events happening here and at distant places. These subjects do not have much in common, however all of them are parts of my life and as such appear in the paintings.
I go back and forth between figuration and abstraction, trying to capture the feelings associated with specific locations or sometimes transforming the landscape into an almost non-descriptive one. Many of my works are about longing. Some of the works have multiple layers of paint, the newer ones partially obscuring the older, symbolizing memory and the passage of time.