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Zita Ra

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Sculptor Zita Ra
Zita Ra

About Zita Ra

Zita Ra`s sculptures invite you on a personal journey of liminality, eroticism and fear. She carves figurative wood sculptures with spiritual context. They aim to create awareness of threshold experiences. Being conceived in a real life situation they evolve naturally to archetypal level. They are expressions and not illustrations of the archetypes and as such emblematic.

Exhibition History of Zita Ra

Zita Ra has exhibited at

2011 Final MA Show, University of Brighton (group)
2011 - "Portals" Emerson College, Sussex (solo)
2010 - "Reconnect" Tunnel Road Caves, Reigate (solo)
2008 - Studio Exhibition, South East Open Studios (solo)
2008 - "Forest Row Festival" Sussex (solo)
2008 - "Lingfield Art" Sussex (group)
2007 - "Art and Sculpture Exhibition", Michael Hall (group)
2006 - "Inspirational Arts Festival", London (group)
2005 - "Myth-o-Wood, Chequer Mead Arts Centre (solo)
2005 - "Fearless Fear", Holywood Library NI (solo)
2004 - "Irish Art", The Davison Gallery, Holywood NI (group)
2003 - Moonstone Gallery, Holywood NI (solo)
2003 - Elaine Somers Gallery, Belfast (group)
2003 - RDS National Crafts Competition, Dublin (group).

Biography / CV of Zita Ra

Zita Ra (officially Zita Baracsi) was born 1967 in Hungary. Since she moved with her family to the UK twenty years ago, she has been teaching at various Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf School. She also has extensive experience in working with people with special needs. In the last 8 years, she also worked as a self-employed sculptor and tutor.

Artist Statement of Zita Ra

Zita Ra carves her images in all sorts of wood playing with the features of the natural wood to build up unusual effects with various techniques, added materials and small objects. Her style incorporates a wide selection of figurative and organic forms. She carves in a meditative way that is based on non-institutionalized, non-dogmatic spirituality and developed through "try and error". She aims to find a personal way of wholeness and coherence that stimulates the unique, creative process and results in healing and inspiring artworks. She also enjoys facilitating participatory sculptural installations in communities.

Qualifications / Education of Zita Ra

Zita Ra`s Education
2009 - 2011 - MA in Fine Art, University of Brighton
2002 - 2006 - Sculptor Cert. (Wirtschaftskammer), Austrian Woodcarving School Geisler-Moroder
1998 - Certificate in Storytelling, School of storytelling, Emerson College, Sussex
1993 - 1996 - PgCert. London Waldorf Teacher Training Seminar
1987 - 1990 - BA in Primary Education (with Fac. Cert. in Fine Art), Lorand Eotvos University, HU.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Zita Ra

Zita Ra`s Publications
Text, photography and design of the book Carving the Head in the Classic European Tradition by M. Geisler-Moroder. East Petersburg, PA; Fox Chapel PC Inc 2006.

Teaching Experience

Zita Ra`s Teaching
Teaching at various Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf School.
She also offers private woodcarving and sculpture tuition, both individual and group, in her studio, Forest Row UK. She runs regular weekly courses and intensive holiday and weekend courses.

Influences / Inspiration of Zita Ra

Zita Ra`s Influences
Story and poetry are also important elements of Zita Ra`s work; not only at an inspirational but often at mythopoeic level as major parts of the expression. They drive the inner movements which create the forms.For my work, I am inspired by Professor Michael Tucker?s thoughts on Art and Shamanism and his book Dreaming with Open Eyes.

Price Range of Work

Zita Ra's work has a price range from £1,584 to £2,417

Mediums utilised

Zita Ra's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Zita Ra's work is found in the following categories on site:
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Carved Wood Sculptures (3)
Human Figurative Sculptures (2)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (2)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (2)
Don Kihote Don Quixote Sculptures Statues statuettes Figurines
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures
Mythical Sculptures
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Happiness / Joy / Exuberance / Wild Pleasure sculpture
Stylized People Sculptures
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Horse and Rider / Jockey Sculpture / Equestrian Sculptures
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues
Sensual Sculptures or Statues
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures
Spiritual sculpture
Indoor figurative sculpture
Literary and Musical Characters Sculptures
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