My name is Vera, I’m a New Zealand based Hungarian artist. Creating art feels like being lost in a haystack. I start with an idea that leads to a hundred more. When I begin, the final image isn’t in my mind yet, but there’s a very definite feeling.


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Regardless of the medium, would it be drawing, poetry or painting, I focus on this feeling and let it flow onto the paper. There’s always music. When I paint, I paint rhythm or draw a tune. When I write poetry, I paint colours with words. We read the words but react to the meanings that lurk between the lines.

Words act like chords that musicians play, but their silent vibrations carry the message and make their listeners resonate with it. I find paintings work the same. Ziggy Stardust and The Little Prince carry very similar emotions – rock and roll alien angels visiting Earth then returning to their planet. Ashes to stardust, funk to funky.

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“Of course, I love you,’ the flower said to him. ‘If you were not aware of it, it was my fault.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night…You – only you – will have stars that can laugh.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, El Principito

“I am who I am and I have the need to be.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“When someone blushes, doesn’t that mean ‘yes’?” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“What makes the desert beautiful,’ said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well…” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“I wonder,” he said, “whether the stars are set alight in heaven so that one day each one of us may find his own again…” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince