Bala Cynwyd, PA
The seasons are nature’s way of change and transformation, reflecting the process of life from birth through death. In 2010, after being diagnosed with a rare blood disease, Cava began a body of work using windows and curtains as poetic metaphors capturing the seasonal changes of light, texture, and color to express the interior drama taking place within him.
Cava came to the realization that these images represent for him the cycle of life that is ever present but spiritually absent from our daily grind. He feels the purpose of this work is to slow down and experience reality squarely and honestly and to engage the often unseen beauty and metaphorical power of light and darkness, literally and figuratively. The series touches upon a range of emotions and forces from the joyful and accepting Window (Summer) to the sorrowful and conflicted Window (Winter), both part of nature’s grand design of renewal and reincarnation.
Name: Paul Cava
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Rochester Institute of Technology – 1975
Richmond College CUNY – BA, 1972
Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Armand Schwerner (Poet)
Particular field of study or class work:
Photography, Painting, cinematography
Major influences/admired artists:
Kurt Schwitters, Egon Schiele, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, John Wood, Walt Whitman, Gertrude Stein, Allen Ginsberg, Egon Schiele, Brancusi, Georgio Morandi, Philip Guston
Favorite materials or media:
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