Scenography

I did not learn this technique at my studies. Nor had I any previous experience with it. During my first visits to Warsaw I watched Lucja (whom I later married) work with crayons, how she used her hand and fingers to rub paper and cover it with a thick layer. She worked on a series of unrealistic landscapes with the sky that was either shining or darkening. I liked it, but than it never crossed my mind to try the technique myself. It was only after several years, in 1984, during my stay in West Berlin. As usual, l could not stand being idle for long. Paper was at hand and... crayons. I gave it a try. l did not expect to become so engaged. The result was a series of situations with birds. I have become attracted to it for many years, until this day. It is even hard to say why. Maybe, it is because in that technique l may spontaneously combine drawing and painting, and l can see the final result without any major surprises. Naturally, the yarnish I have to use for fixing slightly affects the colours. Starting in 1984, scenography/s have become one of my basic techniques. Since that time scenography/s have always accompanied me on my travels, and I pack at least several crayons to my travel bag. It makes me sure I have all what l need when the inspiration comes.