In Transitional Space #2, painting is a journey into the depths, and every artwork is a voyage to a different level. The painting creates a kind of world unto itself, its size suited to the length and deepness of the voyage. Each time a new element appears in a painting, it tries to reproduce, spread, and take over more space through its own rhythm and movement. It runs up against other elements residing there and decides whether to stop, bypass, or overrun them, sometimes covering and destroying them, sometimes symbiotically integrating with them.
01.Transitional space #2
02.Black & White, Almost
In Black & White, almost Moriya creates a monochromatic world of movement and rhythm – in black and white – enabling the colorful element to integrate within it. These paintings resemble, in her view, one voice solo singing compared to the rich choire of hues in Transitional space #1 and Transitional space #2.
This body of artwork was inspired by the idea that carefully observing daily occurrences over time, in a given space and according to a set format, allows touching on the evasive time-space continuum - and possibly achieving the sense of a higher spatial dimension.
03.Transitional space #1
In this series, Dafna Moriya collects and records moments from her journeys to India. As in the blessing Namaste , her paintings honor the light in the moment and the light in man in depictions of simple daily occurrences interspersed with moments of prayer and holiness.
05.Concealment for Growth
In this project Moriya painted over the pages of an old book, concealing much of its content in order to allow new elements to emerge.