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Chalda Maloff

Place of birth: Frankfurt
Date of birth: 15/12/1946
works and lives at Austin, Texas

My “Sea Jewels” series of artworks are underwater flights of the imagination, mini-vacations for the eye and the psyche. Each piece employs a mixture of aesthetic techniques designed to engage and stimulate.

I chose the fish as my subject for its positive associations across cultures and spiritual traditions. In Greco-Roman mythology, the fish often symbolized sacred transformation. In Christianity, it is associated with faith and abundance, as in the story of the loaves and fishes. In Buddhism, it symbolizes happiness and freedom.

When building my compositions, I often place a single marine figure in a semi-abstract, almost theatrical, setting and explore the visual interactions that arise. An edge or boundary between two shapes or forms can assume pivotal significance; it can act as sharp clean delineator, give rise to ambiguous prismic refractions, or melt into oblivion.

I select the digital medium for its power to combine and synthesize various artistic effects, producing a host of impressions that would not be possible with any natural medium. Beyond this, the extraordinary options of art software allow for a superior inventive flow in the development of an image, making it the ideal tool for creating a fantasy cosmos.