Monday, March 30, 2015

fallen tree branches make tools for small boys

                                                                                              koliba   spring  2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

the birds

                                                                                      by A.K.

                                                                                     Bratislava winter 2008

Saturday, March 28, 2015

a simple knot

a knot to remind me
a time became a memory
a sound in the trees
a whisper of hope
an ocean of tenderness
a leap to the moon
a hand held on a hilltop
as flowers start to bloom
a knot to remind me
to believe, to dream,
to swoon

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

you saw this too

                                                                                                       summer 2014
The sky; such a thing of endless mystery and impressive beauty. Something so wonderful and vast and ever changing that has been inspiration to countless people since we first learned to make our mark on a cave wall. It holds a complex range of emotions, it can appear flat and grey as concrete one minute only to dance to life with shimmering explosions of hue the next. 

In the sky I see your eyes, in the sky I hear your voice, in the sky I think of you.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

An email from a friend

Dear Andy, I have not forgotten our great discussion about an exhibition Oko štamgasta (I don't know other word than „barfly“, maybe you will know other one, in german it's der Stammgast).
If you think about the exhibition, here are some points as an inspiration:
Name:                     OKO ŠTAMGASTA
Motto of the exhibition:
...I see my father.
Where, my lord?
In my mind's eye, Horatio.
Shakespeare, Hamlet,, I/2
Eyes - soul
Eyes - gate
Eyes - puzzle
Eyes - door
Eyes - stars
Eyes - passion, fear, hope and desperateness, joy, sorrow...
About "štamgasts" we know everything: what kind of coffee do they drink, how many beers, which wine, šnaps, what place to sit do they like, what time are they comming and when they leave, which newspaper do they read, but eyes - gate to the soul - stay behind curtain of questions...

Saturday, March 21, 2015

a time of gifts

                                                                                        by A.K.  spring 2015
                                                                                      Bratislava  spring 2015
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

Thursday, March 19, 2015

the gift of an apple

                                                            apple (jablko) Bratislava Autumn 2014
Sometimes I wonder at all the magic in this life, all these tiny moments that make up the whole. How a search for grace and simplicity can lead us to understand our true identity. I have always believed that our life has meaning and purpose, that it isn't just a sum of years and experiences. This is why we have poets who find passion and verve in the cycle of nature, who can embrace and convey its magnificence in a few lines, or engineers who dreamed of crossing continents and reaching out to the stars. We are put here not to find or invent ourselves but to discover the true nature of our life and with its wisdom, to impart kindness and generosity to all.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

For you

                                                                                        Brighton Winter 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

two good friends leaving for the US next month

                                                                                  Chase  Koliba winter 2015
                                                                              Darwin Koliba winter 2015
After 19 years in Slovakia my friend Chase is going home to his farm in Maine and he's taking Darwin his trusty canine. Darwin also known as 'D' or Dingo is part German Shepard and part wolf, we call him the last Carpathian dingo (posledny Karpatske dingo) Unlike any dog I"ve met Darwins favourite toy is a  coconut which he carefully carries around with him in the garden and never breaks it.
I will miss them both.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


                                                                                             koliba spring 2015
we can dream while wide awake