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  Matt Baumgardner
  Barbara Dee Baumgarten
  Sandra Bowden
  Gurdon Brewster
  Ned Bustard
  Ruth Tietjen Councell
  Ioana Datcu
  Martin Delabano
  Barbara Desrosiers
  Erin McGee Ferrell
  Gary L Gorby
  Kathy T. Hettinga
  Catherine Kapikian
  Cynthia Leidal
  The Rev. Frank Logue
  Colleen Meacham
  Mary Melikian
  Eric Reiffenstein
  Krystyna Sanderson
  Donna Shasteen
  Constance Skinner
  Hal Weiner
  Anne Wetzel
  George Wingate
  Copyright Statement

Ioana Datcu

In my lifetime, I experienced on several occasions great tension and distress. The most desperate time I went trough was shortly after divorce when my daughter underwent strong emotional problems, which were to persist for many years. She struggled with depression, loneliness, suicidal thoughts, illusions and delusions. She was fourteen, bright and beautiful. I always enjoyed taking photographs of her, but this time straight photographs did not seem sufficiently descriptive of our tensed relationships. This is why I started painting on her photographs. Through painting, these photographs became more images of the mind. The original private meaning has changed into a general, universal meaning. That was the time when I most felt the healing power of prayer and painting.

Ioana Datcu

email: idatcu@vtc.net



Born Again
oil on photo, 1991
20" x 16"


oil on photo, 1992
16" x 20"

oil on photo, 1992
20" x 16"



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