A Polish- American sculptor has brought a new series of sculptures and installations using various natural objects. In one of her latest and ongoing projects titled Stillness in Motion: The Matka Series, she uses tree branches to create beautiful silhouettes of women.
The idea first started in one of her trips to Poland in 2003. She created the first sculpture during her stay at the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko, Poland, and decided to continue making the figures after seeing how much they’re resonating with people. Her main interest lays in the idea of how the natural environment and the natural native materials used to make each of her sculptures would affect the appearance and tone of each piece.
Olga has created sculptures all over the world, and always tries to use materials native to the country. “I think that the natural environment and materials of a given country or area will reflect through the work and may shed light on how our natural surroundings affect us and help us in the creation of our culture and identity,” says the artist. “It may show indications of how our environment is us and makes us who we are.”
“The world around me offers all the materials, elements and conditions that I need to create work and be inspired,” says Olga. “I think that paying attention, staying open and receptive, and keeping an inquisitive perspective that is full of awe about the world around you, is key to creativity and the creative process.”
Below you can enjoy her large and beautiful sculptures.
Polish-American sculptor Olga Ziemska creates stunning sculptures using natural objects