Working upon traditional (folklore) aspects and the felicitous side of nature; art is (in my opinion) metaphorically expressing an infinite visual tale. Loose format of landscape and the same landscape on paper echoing an impression in ambiguous form; an invitation to imagine for the artist and viewer, opening of a close and often very fragile dialogue ~ an invitation to feel, to hear, to believe and to see. The first thought of an artist can be triggered by different experiences, from romanticised ancestry to the absence of authentic artistry in an mainstream environment - the result is following a hidden philosophical perspective, a response to inheritance and intimacy.

I was born in 1981 in Czechoslovakia and my family was accustomed to an eccentric (artistic) environment - a response to various heritage influences (Celtic & Slavic, ...). I grew up in (pittoresque) Prague's Old Town veiled in abysmal grays of totality, yet an abstract atmosphere of times long past. In variation, I spent my childhood in the valley of a solitude water mill and in a cabin under the weir on the Eger river.

Diverse art direction experience with minimalist sustainable companies, independent publishers and galleries; pedagogic experiential learning and course, reconnected my childhood relationship with natural landscape & folklore.
I become solicitous about its patterns, surfaces and secrets from a different angle, yet ever more inquisitive to play…, experimenting with natural materials, media and form. Reflection of similar themes adapted for children are visible in my art lessons; each student bringing their own tradition and enthusiasm;  framing a vice versa inspirational space.

At various projects and collaborations, not only with pupils, I focus on the importance of creativity as an expressive form of self reflection. In a high level of art practice and exploration standards, anyone can reach immense potential from an artistic point and most importantly feel redeemed - subsequently comprehend oneself and others.
I am currently enrolled in MA Fine Arts (England).

Anna Dumon ~ Fox from the Mill

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