Reno artist Rossitza Todorova’s latest series explores how landscape embodies the idea of time: past, present, and future.
“In this series, I explore how landscape embodies the idea of time: past, present, and future. The landscape reflects our memories by helping us recall and associate a place with history. It captures our present by allowing us to let go and be in the moment. It shows us our future, metaphorically and literally as it reveals the journey ahead.
Memory of a landscape depicts the landscape of the Great Basin inspired by walks around Reno, hiking in Tahoe, and my recent residency at Playa Summer Lake in Southern Oregon. My images are interrupted by scrolling lines that exist in the space between the viewer and the vista beyond. The forms are visual metaphors for what we bring as we view the desert. They are the reflections of ourselves that we place on the landscape. As Henri-Frédéric Amiel eloquently said, ‘Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.’”
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Rossitza Todorova immigrated to the United States as a child. She received an MFA from Arizona State University in 2013 and a BFA from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005. Todorova is currently a full-time studio art instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno.
Todorova’s artwork is in the permanent collections throughout the Southwest, including the Nevada Museum of Art, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, and Tucson Museum of Art, as well as abroad. She is a recipient of the 2015 Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum Artist Grant and was a 2013 Squire Patton Boggs Artist Fellow.
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