Yda Ziment has long been interested in the psychological impact of art. What is the power of the unconscious? What does art say to the viewer? How does an artist deal with their self and how does the creative process work? Ziment seeks out the mysteries deep within us, seeking a way to articulate what seems indefinable.
The artist writes of her recent work: “Le Dernier Soupir (The Last Sigh) - I woke up one morning and thought what if this day is my last day, what images come to mind? I asked the question in French since French is my first language that I spoke as a child. That’s how the title of the series came about.
“Each day working in my studio I started not knowing what image will emerge out from the Primordial, repressed, fleeting memories of the unconscious. I allowed myself the freedom of indecisions, improvisations, impulsiveness for the image to emerge. Each of my small works attempts to capture a personal moment of the uncontrollable journey that one day ends with le dernier soupir.”