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“Creativity is contagious, pass it on!”Albert Einstein

About me:

I am a painter, designer and practising architect. My name is R_Contessa. No, it’s not, but I chose it as a wordplay based on Contessa (Lady), R (my initial) and the french verb “raconter” (to tell stories). Hence “Racontessa”, the story telling lady R. Real name: Raluca Buzdugan (PhD. Architecture), a Design Principal with VSA Architects.

I think of myself as a Renaissance artist, constantly experimenting with different techniques and art mediums. My inspiration comes from the little and the big events in my daily life, from exploring new mediums and technologies and from other artists. The world at large informs my art and my art is my way of making sense of the world.

I have an inquiring mind and a passionate heart. I am on a quest to learn, to help and to teach how to make this world better. I like developing and working on concepts that tell stories and inspire others to bring Beauty into their lives.

Alien – Custom Lighting fixture / plastic water bottles and stainless steel / Upcycle and save the planet

NGO-s I support through my art

I think there are many wonderful people out there, striving to make our planet a better place for everyone. They run on passion, but they also need money.

Ocean Conservancy https://oceanconservancy.org/

Blue marine Foundation https://www.bluemarinefoundation.com

Botanic Gardens Conservation International https://www.bgci.org/

Women deliver https://womendeliver.org/

Minds Foundation: https://www.mindsfoundation.org/