Zsuzsa Dardai

media artist
International Mobile MADI Museum
Budapest, Hungary


As a means of completion of my artistic project called Paradoxes in the relationship of nature, science and art I walked along the 800 km Camino de Santiago (Way of St.James) from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (France) to Santiago de Compostela or Finister (Spain). The route which tried me both physically and spiritually-mentally had a great influence on my artistic development as well. The hard weather conditions (rain, snow, wind, sunshine), the constant collaboration with nature offered me a lot of opportunities to learn about the phenomena of physics, chemistry and biology and to explore and phrase the mysteries artistically.

Sky-Land 01
Sky-Land 01
11 x 15 cm
print on canvas

While my feet were treading the mud, my head was floating in the clouds. After a while, throwing off the shackles of physical tribulations I was walking between the sky and the land. My physical, mental and spiritual nature lived in three states of matter: land, water, air. I discovered a world of mirrors between the land and the clouds. First I collected, studied and processed dendrite and other crystals. Then I focussed on clouds as phenomena of fractal.