Mandala by Zina Manesa-Burloiu

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Mandala by Zina Manesa-Burloiu
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Zina Manesa-Burloiu
Brasov, Romania

Maple, stain
7.8” x 6.8” x 2.75”

Artist’s Note
“Inspired by the nature of traditional Romanian chip-carving and by the title of this exhibition, I have created a mandala in wood. Mandalas have represented many things throughout history, but always the pattern is designed to draw in the eye and the mind to focus on inner meanings. True art is inseparable from the unconscious workings of the mind. For so many years I have been lost in contemplation as I pursue my quiet craft of carving. I feel connected to the earliest Romanian carvers, the shepherds who carved their wooden belongings. As they sat on a hillside, knife in hand, they must have been surrounded by the sound of the wind, the smell of the earth, the touch of sunlight so I believe their work is a direct expression, through repeated patterns, of all that they felt and knew. So, too, do I express myself through my patterns. My universe is to be found in what I make, it is all that I think, all that I dream.”

About Zina Manesa-Burloiu
A qualified engineer, Zina Manesa-Burloiu studied sculpture for three years at the Brasov School of Arts. She trained with her uncle, a respected traditional carver, and by 2013 Zina had become the most well-known and respected traditional woodcarver in Romania. She has made a name for herself as a teacher and demonstrator in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, England, Bulgaria, Poland, Holland, Sweden, and Greece.

She accepted an invitation to participate in the first-ever international collaborative wood sculpture project in Dongxiang, China, followed by another invitation to compete in the World Crafts Council international wood sculpture competition held in Dongyang, China. In June 2015, she was invited into the international residency for wood artists run by the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, USA.

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