welcome to radina's art store
I am passionate to inspire others to practice mindfulness through my art. Having a piece that you love in your home gives you something to focus on every day. Something to ponder other than life's everyday worries. A conversation starter when company is over. I understand not everyone can afford to own large, very limited edition pieces. This is why I have chosen select pieces from some of my series to create in smaller, more accessible format.
These pieces are 8"x10" (or 8"x12" for a handful) fine art prints, matted to 11"x14", ready to go on in a frame, or be displayed using a photo easel. I print these myself in my home workshop using the highest quality cotton rag fine art paper and archival pigment inks. I then use a back mat and a front mat to complete the piece. My favourite way to display is either in an easel (as shown here), or in a frame with the glass front removed. These selections are limited editions of 25, and come numbered and personally signed. Note that the price will increase as the edition starts running out.
Have you seen a different artwork by me, but you don't see it here? Contact me directly to see if it is available as a small print at info (at) radinadroumeva (dot) com.
Imagination Series: small print edition
The Imagination Series is an award winning series, each piece of which is built using photographs of driftwood and naturally fallen antlers. These pieces are a visual representation of my own imagination and my journey to reconnect with nature through the practice of mindfulness. My wish is for every viewer to find their own meaning behind their favourite piece, and hopefully use that to reaffirm their own connection to mother Earth.
Private Impact Series: Small Print edition
I am proud to say that this series won a Gold award in the PX3: Prix de la Photographie Paris competition 2017. The Private Impact series asks each of us to take account of our individual impact on the environment. It is composed as collage made from photographs of body parts of a single individual, with light and dark pieces representative of the potential for positive or negative impact from our choices. We make an incredible amount of choices every single day - recycle, take transit, buy new clothes, a new phone, upgrade your microwave, turn on the air conditioning, throw away old shoes, skip composting this week, and so on. The first step to making a change is to take account of these decisions and thereby improve our awareness of how much potential for impact we have, even on an individual level.
In reality, those little choices probably don't have such a huge impact on climate change. Being mindful of those choices, however, can make that issue personal, and encourage more of us to become advocates for change on a larger scale.
Silence: Small Print Edition
I created this short series shortly after Donald Trump's election as president of the USA. President. He is the perfect symbol of how prevalent ignorance and bigotry is in our world. These pieces were inspired by the #PantsuitNation movement, which started as a private Facebook group for Hilary voter friends to support each other leading up to the election. It quickly grew into a safe place to share stories of discrimination and injustice by a multitude of marginalized groups. I read many personal stories in this group. Stories of discrimination against people of colour, women, LGBTQ persons - discrimination inflicted by their own families, co-workers, neighbours, community. Post Trump election the stories intensified. People now talk about their pre-existing health conditions, survivor stories of beating them, and the fear they live with that they, or their children, might one day soon die because their insurance company may turn them away. Bullying people of different skin colour under the excuse of ignorance about a religion. Immigrants told to go back home. Most recently, stories about sexual abuse, and an outrage at the systemic normalization of it.
I created these photographs out of anger. Anger at those who claim to be enlightened, accepting, and open minded, but who remain silent. We should never stay silent. This is why in the year 2017 these crazy things are still happening. Do you have that one old relative, or acquaintance that you only see occasionally, who tends to drop bombs like "the gays" or "those Muslims" or <insert ignorant statement here>? How do you explain away your choice to remain silent to yourself? Do you go out of your way to make excuses for that person? With these pieces, I hope to inspire you to open your eyes, and open your mouth. Don't stay blind to the issues. Don't remain silent, just because it's easier. By staying silent, you are re-iterating to the person that this kind of behaviour or way of thinking is acceptable. No.
Nature Collection Selections
The following collection of photographs contains some exclusive pieces, only available in this size, and created specifically to be shared in this accessible format. They include a few pieces of my Nature Connect series, and some stand-alone pieces I have curated together.
Since I made the switch from mathematician to photographer, I bring my good camera when I travel. Photographing helps me experience places in a different way. It gives me the methodology to look closely at the scenery in front of me, look around me, look up and look down, and find beauty everywhere. Here are some scenes, in no particular order, from places I have been. I don't want to tell you where these are from; I want you to see your own journey.
Big Prints and Mounted Works
My main series collections start at 16"x20" prints, and price starts at $400 for editions of size 10. Editions of 5 sized 32"x40" are also available. Some of my pieces have also been subject to experimentation, resulting in unique variations. These include aluminum dibond mounts, fiberboard mounts, as well as wood mounts with acrylic or encaustic finishes. To inquire about the availability of your favourite piece or pieces, or the have a chat about representation, or just because, send me an e-mail at info (at) radinadroumeva (dot) com.