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“Somewhere inside the digits of pi is a representation for all of us — the atomic coordinates of all our atoms, our genetic code, all our thoughts, all our memories. Given this fact, all of us are alive, and hopefully happy, in pi. Pi makes us live forever. We all lead virtual lives in pi. We are immortal.” – Cliff Pickover
Aleksandra Winters is Ola π. a multimedia artist, spiritual painter, and teacher. Her work immerses the viewer in a colorful world of imagination, dreams, inspiration, space, energy, and hope. Aleksandra was born and raised behind the iron curtain in communist Poland – a drab pessimistic environment devoid of color consisting mostly of blacks, grays, and whites. This motivated Aleksandra to seek out a bold way to express herself and she discovered the arts.
It was clear from the beginning that Aleksandra possessed artistic talent. She worked in weaving, dance, drawing, and collage but excelled in painting. This led her to the Cyprian Camil Norvid Secondary School of Fine Arts – a highly specialized school for gifted art students where she was trained in traditional fine arts. She received a solid technical foundation, however understanding that art is much more than proper technique she decided to travel in order to gain inspiration and learn more about different art forms and cultures around the world. In 1998 she settled in New York and began her college education studying various art forms such as painting, drawing, stained glass, photography, video art, graphic design, and others. She received her A.A.S. from SUNY Westchester Community College, her B.F.A. from SUNY Purchase, and her M.F.A. in Art Education from Manhattanville College.
Aleksandra is a painter and a multimedia artist. She exhibits her work in The United States and Poland. Many of her pieces are in private collections around the world. She chooses to work in a more abstract style. Although her work features some realistic images, she concentrates more on portraying a dream-like world. Trying to capture the right energy and mood in her work, she has built upon her traditional fine arts training and developed her own technique of mixing colors, shapes, and lines.
Aleksandra attributes her material to a higher source, drawing from dreams and spiritual experiences, along with religious and philosophical ideas. Aleksandra finds her bliss through travel, exploration, and her adventures. Throughout her life Aleksandra has enjoyed traveling the world, meeting new people, and learning about different cultures and art styles. She found inspiration by watching beautiful sunsets in Hawaii, walking the crowded streets of Tokyo, climbing the Great Wall of China, meditating in the Great Pyramid of Giza, riding elephants in the jungles of Thailand, discovering ancient Mayan temples in Mexico, and participating in a traditional Bedouin barbecue in Petra. In addition to traveling to exotic places, she finds beauty and inspiration in positive affirmations, every day life, and her work with children. She has been teaching art for the past 5 years and is currently teaching at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Scarsdale, NY.
Aleksandra believes that art is a healing process. Through painting, she wants viewers to enjoy the magical world we live in. “Every experience offers me an opportunity to learn,” she says. “As I proceed through life, following my own path, I choose to be happy and celebrate many splendid things: peace, love, joy, family, friends, travel, art, dance and music. Life is an adventure I live. My heart is the center of my power. I create easily and effortlessly when I let my thoughts come from the loving space of my own heart. Love is the power behind everything. I am guided every step of the way.”