For centuries, women were seen chiefly as beings meant to serve others. The dominance of patriarchy disturbed the natural order and almost reduced women's innate ability to use their own power and to share it with the world. Suppression of the natural female desires and skills has been progressively impeding women's ability to connect with their own energy force, which is the basis of both vital and creative energies. Authentic connection with the female power within us is not only a source of emotional and physical health, but also the beginning of healthy relations with ourselves and with our own potentials. It is also the essential aspect of building healthy relations between women and men. The world needs balance, which we can get closer to by discovering, manifesting and respecting our needs and the natural right to live and to create in accordance with our natural rhythms.
The workshop proposed is addressed to everyone, both female and male, for whom the right to discover their own potential and the return to their own hidden sources of power constitute a more or less recognised factor impacting the quality of our lives and our relations in the world.
Together, we will ponder what meaning is hidden in the mysterious term ‘source of power’. Is it merely an abstract idea, or perhaps the greatest force which may naturally and gradually heal the world in which we live? We will attempt to reach the essence of the relation between women and men. We will try to find the answer to the question of which issues in everybody's life and in the lives of various societies deserve to be the first to undergo radical changes. We will solve the issue of which areas of life require healing. We will ponder what rights are vested in everybody, regardless of their sex, gender, background, origin and religion. How to demand them, how to raise awareness, how to heal?
The poster will help us express our intentions as explicitly and clearly as possible. We will dedicate most of the time to the search regarding just the idea itself. During the workshop, which will last only a few days, we will explore the field of graphic design. However, we will involve our minds, hearts and our own emotions and potentials, allowing for the creation of remarkable statements. We will begin the practice part by sketching on a piece of paper, and then we will move on to the implementation, using the means which will best allow us to express our message.
Can a poster develop the awareness leading toward the restoration of the rights arising from our natural conditioning? I am certain that we will reach the answer during the workshop. Let us therefore commit ourselves and reach into our sources of power. A poster, especially an engagé one, requires a discipline of form. However, during our meetings, we will attempt to employ our own potentials, using the means for conveying our creative expression.
I cordially invite all comers.
Studied at Fine Arts Academy in Poznan. Obtained Diploma MA Fine Arts in Graphic Department at Fine Arts Academy in Poznan. Currently she works at the University of Art in Poznan at Animation Department and at the High School of the Computer Science and the Management in Warsaw at Graphic Department. She’s also working at the Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design.
Takes a part in many international art contests, group and individual exhibitions all over the world. She is a winner of the Gold Medal in International Poster Biennial in Warsaw, 2010. Wolna cooperates with Polish daily magazine Gazeta Wyborcza. Her involvement in the problems of violence, freedom and human rights are reflected in many of her works. Posters, graphics, paintings, illustrations, collages are part of her artistic work. Currently she is experimenting with the new projects using new forms of artistic expression.