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Eunika Rogers

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a stronghold to which I will return, 2013 Mississippi Red Clay and Charcoal on Paper 36 X 24
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when swallows adorn the morning sky, 2013 Mississippi Red Clay and Charcoal on Paper 36 X 24
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at last I am going home, 2013 Mississippi Red Clay and Charcoal on Paper 36 X 24
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let me wonder where I will, 2013 Mississippi Red Clay and Charcoal on Paper 36 X 24
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my heart is not your destination, 2013 Mississippi Red Clay and Charcoal on Paper 36 X 24
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Fall in Aspen Grove, 2011 Mississippi Red Clay, Yellow, Shelby Forrest Clay and Charcoal 8' X 3'
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If I could tell you, 2011 Mississippi Red Clay and Charcoal 30" X 20"
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el momento descuidados, 2011 Mississipi Red Clay and Charcoal 30" X 20"
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Sometime around Midgnight, 2011 Mississippi Red Clay and Charcoal 30" X 20"
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Odyssey of Minds, 2011 Mississippi Red Clay and Charcoal 30" X 20"
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Question of time, 2011 Mississippi Red Clay and Charcoal 22" X 32"
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Nude study 1, 2010 Mississippi Red Clay and Charcoal 20" X 20"
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Columbine on Bear Creek Trail, 2010 Mississippi Red Clay and Charcoal 4' X 4'
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a bird in the sky a leaf in the wind, 2015 Clay and Charcoal on Canvas 48x48 Inches
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to what I left I cannot return, 2015 Clay and Charcoal on Canvas 48x48 Inches
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to where the birds are breaking free, 2015 Clay and Charcoal on Canvas 48x48 Inches
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out of pieces of broken clay, 2016 Clay and Charcoal on Canvas 24x24 Inches
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pause a while in the shadow of my life, 2016 Clay and Charcoal on Canvas 48x48 Inches
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fluttering metamorphosis, 2016 Clay and Charcoal on Canvas 24x24 Inches
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breeze sighs an elegy, 2015 Clay and Charcoal on Canvas 24x24 Inches
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time molds me like clay, 2015 Clay and Charcoal on Canvas 24x24 Inches
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stains on my memory, 2016 Clay and Charcoal on Canvas 24x24 Inches
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wide awake, 2016
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establishing a symbiosis, 2016 Clay and Charcoal on Canvas 36x36 Inches
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fluttering intuition, 2016 Clay and Charcoal on Canvas 24x24 Inches
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missing moment, 2016 Clay and Charcoal on Canvas 36x36
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till I complete a cycle, 2016 Clay and Charcoal on Canvas 36x36
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what is to come, 2016 Photography 17x13 Inches
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because I let go, 2016 Photography 17x13 Inches
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maybe it was not meant to be easy, 2016 Photography 17x13 Inches
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innate feeling of drift, 2016 Photography 17x13 Inches
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Trnava, Slovakia
Birth year
1971
Lives in
Memphis
Tags
mixed-media, realism, figurative
Statement

Eunika was born and raised in a small village near Trnava, Slovakia, former Czechoslovakia. At the age of 12, she and her family went on a vacation to former Yugoslavia and never returned home - they fled what was then a communist block country. They spent the next 4 months in refugee camps and eventually immigrated to Canada.

Seven years later, after graduating from high school with honors, she packed her bags again and headed south to the Mississippi Delta following a tennis and cross country running scholarship at Delta State University. Her studies included double major in graphic arts and ceramics. During her senior year, under the guidance of her ceramic professor / mentor (and now a very close friend) Marcella Small, she discovered her passion for clay - not only as an art form but also as a spiritual experience. On weekends they would go on clay digs in the Mississippi hills and work on their individual works of art.

After receiving her BFA, Eunika was accepted to attend graduate program in University of Memphis with emphasis in ceramics. Her MFA thesis intentions were to create beautifully thrown ceramic pieces. Instead, her final works included a mixture or raw and natural instillations created from her clay digs. These works provided an extensive collection of 'red-stained' studio clothes that lead to the idea of using clay as a painting medium.

Today she still paints with Mississippi red clay that she digs up near Carrollton Mississippi. She also has added other clays and pigments to her palette. As a hiker and ultra distance trail runner she has the means to find secluded areas with clay deposits. She runs with a small backpack and along with her running/hiking gear she carries a small shovel, ziplock bags and her camera to record her experience. She has a collection of umber, sienna and ochre pigmented clays from across America's countryside. These clays provide the staining pigments that make up her art imagery. Through her art she tries to capture the "passage of time" and how it imprints on our lives.