In Progress
The Turin Horse Series

These large-scale drawings (51 x 46 or 46 x 51 in) were started around May 19, 2020. Based on stills from Bela Tarr's film, The Turin Horse, they are all charcoal, graphite, ink and/or oil.

I have several indelibly imprinted images and experiences in my life that opened up my soul and that I hold onto for courage, sustenance and hopefulness. Not because they are hopeful messages per se but because of the  resounding resonance, for me, of the idea that "in the midst of life, there is death." That someone (i.e. Bela Tarr) can identify and create a visual tone poem on this idea, among others, with such powerful authenticity keeps me hopeful and grateful, strange as that might be.



https://www.google.com/books/edition/Slow_Movies/khrIAgAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=reviews+of+Slow+Movies,+the+book,+the+turin+horse&pg=PA156&printsec=frontcover

In Progress
ELENI SMOLEN In Progress  drawings from the Turin Horse Series
studio
May 2020
drawings from the Turin Horse Series
ELENI SMOLEN In Progress

ELENI SMOLEN In Progress

ELENI SMOLEN In Progress

ELENI SMOLEN In Progress

ELENI SMOLEN In Progress

ELENI SMOLEN In Progress

ELENI SMOLEN In Progress

ELENI SMOLEN In Progress

ELENI SMOLEN In Progress

ELENI SMOLEN In Progress