When I was visiting an Italian style villa on the coast, I noticed strange and interesting patterns etched by the weather in the limestone stepping-stones leading to the sandy beach.
These patterns were barely visible to the eye, but they inspired me to photograph them. Following careful processing, different evocative images started to emerge, and I was drawn into the secret stories the stone was telling me. Some resembled animals and one talked of the Last Judgment (Rapture) when the good souls will be taken to the Heaven by guardian angels and the evil ones will be crushed, like the blue figure on the left side of the image.
I believe this is the essence of my art: to find and show through photography the secrets and the hidden meaning of the world that surrounds us.
Over the years my work was exhibited internationally, and I had won numerous awards and distinctions. Since 2009 I am member of the “Art Photographers Association of Romanian”, and since 2013 I am member of the “Euro Foto Art Association”.
Over the years my work was exhibited internationally, and I had won numerous awards and distinctions. I live in Riverside, California.
The title of the attached collection of five images is: “Secrets of the Stone”.