This work is part of a cycle of art that reflects my interest in the pain and suffering caused by the Holocaust in Europe and other holocausts where people are considered else less than by others. While the circle of my life continues to expand, this exploration, this circle is not closed. These drawings inform the changes and turns in my life, thinking, consciousness and creativity in the last years, including the isolation of the pandemic. Working on paper with color pencil and graphite allow me a level of control in a world that has been out of control.
Yesterday is written, tomorrow is unknown. Today is the only time we have to act. Each moment is a new moment.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Pauline Kochanski lives and works in Skokie, IL.
Her MA from De Paul University, Chicago, Illinois in Liberal Studies is titled “Sacred Landscapes.” Her BA from Columbia College Chicago focused on Photography.
While her visual art ranges in scope from 2-d to 3-d, using a multitude of materials, graphite, ink, ceramic and more, she says that her “intent is constant.” Her work comes from the heart, the mind and the soul and reflects her place in the unchangeable past, the unknowable future and the current moment. Ms. Kochanski said, “My meditation practice keeps me balanced. I consider myself a learner, sharer, and teacher of art, meditation and life.” Since being a constant learner, during the pandemic Pauline returned to writing.
© Pauline Kochanski