Everyday I get inspired by moments and situations that living in Roumania offers me. Since my stay here, I have had the opportunity to talk to a lot of Romanians and Hungarians. As the time passed, I started to be able to grasp the complex and huge variety of the culture. But I also saw different aspects of a life in a totally different existence from what I knew.
From what I observed the bond between the family members is immensely strong. Some people still have a very powerful connection to their religion. They draw their purpose and optimism form it. It's beautiful to see them all gathering in churches and celebrating HOPE and LOVE.
But knowing that Romanian is a fairly poor country there is a huge waste problem which clouds this optimism.
Walking through the forests stumbling across waste is inevitable. Old clothes, damaged furniture, industrial waste and even construction waste dumps are scattered all over the forest. Although the local police roam the forest daily in hope to stop the illegal waste dumping, it unfortunately has shown no success.
So I started to collect some of the materials that I found on these dumps in participation of a more ecological and new way of creating art.