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Denisa Prochazka's background includes many years of observing and learning the meaning of art in her mother's studio.
Being surrounded by historical architecture and figurative art when growing up in Eastern Europe has deeply influenced her artistic style and material preferences in the early years. Denisa has been working in Ottawa as an Independent Fine Artist and a Graphic Designer for Webcanvas.ca since 2002. Denisa is an Executive Board Member of the National Capital Network of Sculptors in Ottawa, Ontario.
In terms of the technical process, there are two stages in my art making. When I first begin creating, I translate a vision that comes to me into a three-dimensional art form. I use clay to capture sensual forms and textures that imitate the elemental earth, rock and nature derived elements as well as the human figure. I use symbols to create a dialogue between the artwork and its audience.
My philosophy is to bring the positive, healing, spiritual force through my art. The use of symbolism and icons drawn from historical and cultural backgrounds help me question the spiritual void I feel in the art of our time. I am interested in creating series of sculpted visions as symbols that transcend individual nations, faiths and ethnicities evoking alternate meaning and belief systems in our present time.
My goal is to explore and recreate symbolic images of the past consciousness and incorporate them into the present light. My work is meant to provoke spiritual questioning and an inner awareness in the spectator. The art form as an inner healing tool becomes an extension of my energy and the spiritual meaning of the soul beneath the consciousness.
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