Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Aldona Kmiec - Ballarat

Submerged in their own worlds, dreams are reluctant subjects to photograph. Sometimes a dream image materialises and we catch a glimpse of that other world. Sometimes these images emerge thanks to the people we encounter, or the places we visit. There is something magical in attempts to capture slices of these dreams as they appear in our day - today landscape.

Aldona Kmiec’s photographic portraits seek to capture the personalities of her artistic friends against the inner world of dreams. What she is seeking is more than just an image, it is a keyhole which leads to another world.

Aldona’s experience living, working and studying in three different countries has had a great impact on her personally as well as artistically. The visual language used in her work aims to bring more understanding and social dialog about the perceived 'otherness of the other' or challenge the mentality that those who are different from us are problematic.