Every day is Earth Day
Aqua paintings by dakini.hu
considered as a symbol of ancient wisdom,
cradle of life."
Krisztina Asztalos www.dakini.hu
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She received her undergraduate degree from Hampshire College and her master's degree from New York University. Susan lives in New York City with her husband, David Rockefeller Jr. and her children. She met David while filming in Alaska in 2006 and they were married in 2008.
Rockefeller's films have explored a range of contemporary issues such as ocean acidification and the future of ocean health, PTSD and the use of music to heal, the confluence of race, poverty and illness;and global food sustainability. Her films have aired on HBO, PBS, and the Discovery Channel.
Her 2009 film, Sea Change, received the NOAA 2010 Environmental Hero Award.
Susan sits on the boards of Oceana, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, We Are Family Foundation, and is a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council Global Leadership Council. She also done fundraising work for the South Fork Natural History Museum.
In 2018, Rockefeller was noted in the book, Rescuing Ladybugs by author and animal advocate Jennifer Skiff as “inspiring awareness” and “mobilizing action across a range of environmental and philanthropic causes as a conservationist and ocean advocate.
In the book, Rockefeller credits a “moment of enlightenment inspired by the pteropod” to her passion in “helping others understand the fragility of our ecosystem.”
1997 - 2001 Eszterházy Károly University, Eger, Hungary, graduated with honour as teacher of graphic art and visual communication, student of: Péter Földi painter of Kossuth Prize, László Kovács, István Nagy B. painters of Munkácsy Prize
1996 -1997 Private student of Boris Slavenski and Benoist Demoraine contemporary abstract painters, Paris, France
Krisztina Asztalos has been painting since 1989, graduated with honor as graphic art and visual communication teacher in 2001, Hungary. As a fine artist, painter her paintings have been exhibited in solo and international group shows in Europe, Asia, Africa, United States. The main concept of her art: 5 elements - Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Space. Her artworks are inspired by eastern calligraphy, nature, and human nature. Used techniques: paper and ink, gouache, watercolor, ink, acrylic, mixed media on canvas, on wood. Her macro sized 2- 3 m long ink paintings "Aqua" series are bringing a certain feeling of special and great dimensions.
"Urban" series are depicting the multicolor vibration of metropolises with humor and a bit of sarcasm, personal responses for happenings of urban society. Each piece of element paintings is like a part of a mosaic, depicting macro (earth- fire-air-water-space) and microelements (human and urban life ). My aim to depict the fabulous diversity and profusion of our universe.
"My paintings depicting nature: that surrounds us, the micro- and macrososmos and human nature that is like immense space. Human is like space, forever changing energy fields: atoms as our blood circulation, as galaxies originate and stars decline, floating into ash inside. We are, as ash of stars, transmitting light.... " Krisztina Asztalos, 2004
According to Buddhist philosophy, 5 elements ( energy) build up and create human beings, all living structures, and the whole universe.
Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space aka ether /emptiness/ unconditional love/ light/ compassion.
5 element created the human body
5 element created the universe
The universe lives in us.
Inside outside we are ONE.
The harmony of the 5 elements makes balance in our inside and outside world.
Written: AK, dakini.hu 2006