SUSAN MAKARA - her story, the purest visual Art experience
Art is about emotions, the very essence of life... Emotions can turn a pile of rocks into an unforgettable memory. For Susan Makara, it was also the ignition of the 'Rock Series', collected world wide, with 100+ Artworks and counting... Susan's experience illustrates the visual Art experience at its best, the connection between your heart and your eyes.
When Susan Makara was hiking in Sedona, Arizona, on a hot sunny day, she wasn't expecting what was about to happen. "I was kicking myself for not bringing water. [...] With every step I was thinking more seriously about turning back, when, unexpectedly, I came upon a sight that I will never forget." - SUSAN MAKARA
That was Susan's first encounter with 'Cairns' - those balanced piles of rocks, are stunning expression of the overlapping of nature and human beings. This sight filled her heart with joy. "I was mesmerized [...], I forgot about my thirst, my pain had vanished, and I spent the rest of the day photographing this precarious rock piles, as they glittered in Sedona's sunlight." - SUSAN MAKARA
This happened in the year 2000, and since, Susan Makara has painted over a 100 Artworks in her 'Rock Series'. She invented the medium to communicate her Sedona experience, and she allows people to feel exactly what she felt that day: "As an Artist, I knew that it was my job to convey the magics of cairns. I needed to capture that wonderful phenomenon in painting; and to do that, would require a series. Each piece would have been invested with the same inner glow that had enthralled me on that day. Soon I was lost in the task. I'd launched into the longest running painting series of my career." - SUSAN MAKARA
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science." - ALBERT EINSTEIN