The work of artist Olga Ziemska has a special relationship with the natural world and the use of wood to create contemporary art is the proof of it.
Natural materials such as wood, sand, and stone comprise much of her work. However, it is in synthesizing aspects of humanity with the natural world that Ziemska’s work is especially effective. In a poetic style similar to her artwork she describes her work via artist statement saying:
“Returning meaning back to nature. Making the human body a part of the whole, not the whole part. Blending the body in. Showing how easily it can mesh, morph and disappear. The body is nothing without that which surrounds it. This is an ever-changing reflection.”
The artist is interested in art as long as she remembers. “Art became one of the ways I could communicate with others without the need to know a specific language or culture well, and instead I could intuitively communicate about all the things that are universally shared and understood by all human beings; the things that underlie all of life and connect all of us to one another. That is why I came to the realization that art can be a great connector and I wanted to do something that focused on making connections in life, and sculpture became that medium that best expressed these ideas and experiences for me.” says Olga.
Art can be used in a way that communicates universally beyond cultural language and cultural understanding, to a type of visceral understanding that encompasses all of nature and all of humans.