The basic elements that I use, in order to create my artistic pictures, are the hands, the black color, and two ways of visual narration (friezes and relief). I seek to introduce into the archaic representation of the hand a modern concept and aspect. Hands are creating gestures in space. The color black is, within the tradition of Abstract Expressionism, connected to the frozen momentum of the brushstroke (the trace of the movement of a hand holding a brush) on the canvas surface. Black color has two qualities: it is simultaneously the symbol of mourning for what has been lost and also the starting point of the energy needed to move beyond the given circumstances.