Esti Mese: Sculptures from a Bedtime Story, is a series of felt characters from folk tales, legends, childhood, and motherhood. They travel from a Hungarian forest along the Danube River to the Canadian wilderness of Northern British Columbia and the Arctic.
The outdoors is where my work originates from. I spent my childhood along the Danube river in Hungary. Every summer my parents and I would canoe from Budapest up to our camp. My world was filled with the outdoors: frogs, beetles, foxes, wild bores and an imaginary wolf friend. They occupied my mind through songs and events along with Hungarian folk tales, poems, and bedtime stories from illustrated Hungarian picture books. When we immigrated to Canada, the natural world opened up to a vast wilderness. Summers were spent in the Rockies and the Gulf Islands. Later travels to the Canadian Arctic, Iceland, and living in Northern BC with twin toddlers would become the setting for Esti Mese: Sculptures from a Bedtime Story.
It is a tale inspired by motherhood and a desires to visually tell a tale to my twins about our roots. Hemlock, Spruce and Pine represent Northern BC. The Caribou, or Tuktu in Inuktitut, the Arctic. Beetle, the Danube River, and Boar, a Hungarian forest.