February 28 - April 10, 2020
Contemporary art inspired by traditional Russian Icons from the Vasilevsky Monastery. This installation is on display in our West Gallery, with the full "Icons in Transformation" exhibit at St. James Episcopal Church.
"Red Room" Artist Statement
Ludmila Pawlowska: My paintings and installations take form and sit on the wall or floor, or hang from the ceiling as objects. At times they leave the space altogether to occupy their own place. Each piece is a journey in love, spirituality, and time, and flows from my 45 years of experimentation with color, texture and form. In my art I also use the color symbolism of icons. Blue as the color of the sky/mystery of divine life, red is the symbol of life, and gold symbolizes the divine light. Ludmila’s installation can be seen as beauty through color, texture, and images that reach your soul. Viewed as a window into the world of man, spiritual passion, and our participation into the meaning of religion and belief as it applies to the individual.
"Eye of My Heart"
"Eye of My Heart" by Ludmila Pawlowska
"Gravity of Love"
"Gravity of Love" " by Ludmila Pawlowska
"Life" by Ludmila Pawlowska
"Why?" by Ludmila Pawlowska
"Eye of My Soul"
"Eye of My Soul" by Ludmila Pawlowska
"Letter to You (154)"
"Letter to You (154)" by Ludmila Pawlowska
"Letter to You (158)"
"Letter to You (158)" by Ludmila Pawlowska
"I Hate War"
""I Hate War" by Ludmila Pawlowska
"Angel Protector" by Ludmila Pawlowska
"Crown of Thorns"
"Crown of Thorns" by Ludmila Pawlowska
"Passion (155)" by Ludmila Pawlowska
"Passion (156)" by Ludmila Pawlowska
Red Room Artist Bio
LUDMILA PAWLOWSKA was born in Karaganda, Kazackstan in the former Soviet Union. There were no churches in this remote area, where displaced populations migrated after World War II. Her parents had to abandon their early lives, and had only memories of family icons that had been left behind. Ludmila’s family and upbringing has influenced many facets of her artwork. She started out as a landscape painter and obtained a Master of Fine Arts, from Kalinin Art Academy in Moscow. In 1993, Ludmila married and moved to Sweden to experiment with sculpture and three-dimensional techniques and painting. Since 2006, her painting series, “Icons in Transformation,” has been showcased in museums throughout Europe and cathedrals in the United States. Currently “Icons in Transformation” can be viewed at St. James Episcopal Church, in Ormond Beach, while an accompanying fabric installation piece can be seen at Ormond Memorial Art Museum.