Renata Santamarina – Guestlist for My Funeral – Interactive Exhibition

This is the Interactive Exhibition of Renata Santamarina‘s “Guestlist for My Funeral”. This series, created in 2020 will eventually contain 21 individual works. For now, we are lucky to see the works created in this series to date. For the 3D Virtual Version of this Exhibition, click here.


“Guestlist for my funeral is a tribute to my dear ones, each character is a reflection of a loved one. The goal is to build a set of mirrors, as in the tarot, for people to be able to identify with an archetype.” – Renata Santamarina


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"Funeral Guest .1 Hummingbird Girl"
Pen on Paper, 2020


"Hummingbird Girl is a tribute to nature warriors. People who are worried and fighting for our home. The character is one with the hummingbird, she is both feeding and being a home for them. Of course they contribute as gardeners of this petite ecosystem."
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"Funeral Guest .1 Hummingbird Girl"
Mixed Media (Acrylic and Oil) on Wood Panel, 2020


"Hummingbird Girl is a tribute to nature warriors. People who are worried and fighting for our home. The character is one with the hummingbird, she is both feeding and being a home for them. Of course they contribute as gardeners of this petite ecosystem."
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"Funeral Guest .2 Silver Elves"
Pen on Paper, 2020


"The Silver Elves are a tribute to the idea of team working. They are all part of the mission, these little characters are responsible for watering the dragon of the moon. One of them starts the task by cutting the seeds. Next one is in charge of boiling them to prepare a delicious tea, so the third one is ready to feed the little moony creature."
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"Funeral Guest .3 Tarot Reader"
Pen on Paper, 2020


"The Tarot Reader is a tribute to the people devoted to the understanding of destiny and the invisible realm. She is picking the tarot card of the moon, inspiration for her choice comes from music."
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"Funeral Guest .3 Tarot Reader"
Mixed Media (Acrylic & Oil) on Wood Panel, 2020


"The Tarot Reader is a tribute to the people devoted to the understanding of destiny and the invisible realm. She is picking the tarot card of the moon, inspiration for her choice comes from music."
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"Funeral Guest .4 Dragon Caretaker"
Pen on Paper, 2020


"Dragon Caretaker is a tribute to imaginary friends, which also means it is dedicated to all of the crazy ones that believe in magic. He is surrounded by his surrealist buddies, they are all in charge of the protection of the moon´s bird."
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"Funeral Guest .4 Dragon Caretaker"
Mixed Media (Acrylic & Oil) on Wood Panel, 2020
Original in Private Collection


"Dragon Caretaker is a tribute to imaginary friends, which also means it is dedicated to all of the crazy ones that believe in magic. He is surrounded by his surrealist buddies, they are all in charge of the protection of the moon´s bird."
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"Funeral Guest .5 Soul Giver"
Pen on Paper, 2020
Original in Private Collection


"The Soul Giver is a tribute to the beautiful people who believe in kindness, the strangers that greet you with a smile while walking through the street. She is in charge of delivering little hearts to her little flying friends."
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"Funeral Guest .6 Vampire Creator"
Pen on Paper, 2020


"Vampire Creator is dedicated to all the people with a witchy soul, the ones who decide to see answers inside of a flower. She is touching the reflection of the moon, that movement creates the little vampires made out of plants."
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"Funeral Guest .10 Tea Composer"
Pen on Paper, 2020
Original in Private Collection


"The Tea Composer is a tribute to the people who are dedicated to music. The harpsichord player is giving life to these floating bubbles, at the same time they work as teapots. By this means, the music player is able to have a dialogue with the old souls behind the compositions."
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Featured Original Works from this Exhibition:

"Funeral Guest .6, Vampire Creator" Original Pen on Paper by Renata Santamarina

$450.00

"Funeral Guest .4, Dragon Caretaker" Original Pen on Paper by Renata Santamarina

$450.00

"Funeral Guest .3, Tarot Reader" Original Mixed Media on Panel by Renata Santamarina

$950.00

"Funeral Guest .3, Tarot Reader" Original Pen on Paper by Renata Santamarina

$450.00

"Funeral Guest .2, Silver Elves" Original Pen on Paper by Renata Santamarina

$450.00

"Funeral Guest .1, Hummingbird Girl" Original Mixed Media on Panel by Renata Santamarina

$950.00

"Funeral Guest .1, Hummingbird Girl" Original Pen on Paper by Renata Santamarina

$450.00

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Featured Limited Edition Fine Art Prints from this Exhibition:

"Funeral Guest .10, Tea Composer BW" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .6, Vampire Creator BW" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .5, Soul Giver BW" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .4, Dragon Caretaker Color" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .4, Dragon Caretaker BW" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .3, Tarot Reader Color" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .3, Tarot Reader BW" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .2, Silver Elves" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .1, Hummingbird Girl Color" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .1, Hummingbird Girl BW" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

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Renata Santamarina – Guestlist for My Funeral – 3D Virtual Exhibition

This is the 3D Virtual Exhibition of Renata Santamarina‘s “Guestlist for My Funeral”. This series, created in 2020 will eventually contain 21 individual works. For now, we are lucky to see the works created in this series to date. For the Interactive Version of this Exhibition, click here.



Shop for Original Works and Limited Edition Fine Art Prints from this exhibition in our Museum Gallery Store

Featured Original Works from this Exhibition:

"Funeral Guest .6, Vampire Creator" Original Pen on Paper by Renata Santamarina

$450.00

"Funeral Guest .4, Dragon Caretaker" Original Pen on Paper by Renata Santamarina

$450.00

"Funeral Guest .3, Tarot Reader" Original Mixed Media on Panel by Renata Santamarina

$950.00

"Funeral Guest .3, Tarot Reader" Original Pen on Paper by Renata Santamarina

$450.00

"Funeral Guest .2, Silver Elves" Original Pen on Paper by Renata Santamarina

$450.00

"Funeral Guest .1, Hummingbird Girl" Original Mixed Media on Panel by Renata Santamarina

$950.00

"Funeral Guest .1, Hummingbird Girl" Original Pen on Paper by Renata Santamarina

$450.00

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Featured Limited Edition Fine Art Prints from this Exhibition:

"Funeral Guest .10, Tea Composer BW" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .6, Vampire Creator BW" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .5, Soul Giver BW" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .4, Dragon Caretaker Color" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .4, Dragon Caretaker BW" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .3, Tarot Reader Color" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .3, Tarot Reader BW" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .2, Silver Elves" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .1, Hummingbird Girl Color" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

"Funeral Guest .1, Hummingbird Girl BW" Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Renata Santamarina

$225.00

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Valeria Feliú – Portraits of a Thought – Interactive Exhibition

The Interactive Exhibition of Valeria Feliú‘s exhibition, “Portraits of a Thought” is below. For the 3D Virtual version of this exhibition, click here.


An art exhibition that proposes the creation of new muses!!!
Current and diverse Muses that do not constitute a privilege only for artists, but are of and for all in general, muses that inspire a social transformation. Because, although our desire to achieve a better society is immense, there is no other possible way than that of an internal transformation.

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It was said in ancient Greece, that the muses were in charge of suddenly appearing before an artist or a poet bringing with them the enlightened truth of a new creation. They were the ones who gave artists the gift of inspiration.

Charming muses, divine conceptions that raises our eyes and our perception towards a better feeling full of possibilities ... Or dark demons, brutal monsters that plunge us into disdain for what will never be solved ...

As an artist, being inspired by muses, I decide to create muses for everyday life that encourage and provoke the gift of inspiration at any step and at every opportunity.

Inspiration is more than a mental and physical force; it is emotional and spiritual, it is a direct shortcut of connection between the essence of our soul and the entire world existence, removing mental barriers to pass across the physical and real plane. That moment called inspiration is the origin of creation, the origin of ideas, transforming the way we perceive our capabilities and idle nature, with the propelling of any person from apathy to possibility.

Confirmed by neuroscience, the influence thinking has over mental structures and behaviors, can create outstanding qualitative life changes. Therefore, the creation of personal muses for a better everyday living, for every person, inevitably will shape a better social transformation.


– Valeria Feliú
Una muestra que propone la creación de nuevas musas!!!
Musas actuales y diversas que no conforman un privilegio solo para los artistas, sino que sean de y para todos en general, musas inspiradoras de una transformación social. Porque, aunque nuestro anhelo de lograr una sociedad mejor sea inmenso, no hay otro camino posible, que aquel de una transformación interior.

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En la antigua Grecia se decía que las musas eran las encargadas de aparecer repentinamente ante un artista o un poeta trayendo con ellas la verdad iluminada de una nueva creación. Eran ellas las encargadas de entregar a los el don de la inspiración. Encantadas musas, concepciones divinas que elevan nuestra percepción y nuestra mirada hacia una concepción llena de posibilidades… O sombríos demonios, brutales monstruos que nos hunden en el desdén de lo que nunca podrá resolverse ….

Como artista, siendo inspirada por musas para crear, decido crear musas para la vida cotidiana que incentiven y provoquen el don de la inspiración a cada paso y en cada oportunidad.

La inspiración es más que una fuerza física y mental; es emocional y espiritual, una conexión directa entre el alma y la existencia misma… que sobrepasa las barreras mentales para ir más allá del plano físico y el mundo real. Ese momento llamado inspiración es el origen de la creación, el origen de las ideas, transformando la percepción que tenemos de nuestras limitadas capacidades Y propulsándonos desde la nada hacia las posibilidades.

Confirmado por la neurociencia, son nuestros pensamientos los que influyen en la forma sobre como percibimos la vida, modificando nuestra estructura mental y nuestro comportamiento. Por lo tanto, si todos los individuos creamos musas personales de uso diario y cotidiano, inevitablemente estaríamos transformándonos en una sociedad mejor.

– Valeria Feliú
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"You and Your Big Ideas!"
Mixed Media on Canvas, 2019
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"Don't Let Unawareness Prevent Us from Seeing Reality"
Oil on Canvas, 2019
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"Waiting for the Night to Fall"
Oil on Canvas, 2018
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"Under the Sand Storm"
Oil on Canvas, 2017
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"Thinking that there are no guarantees for such a Dream"
Oil on Canvas, 2017
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"Thinking that there are no guarantees for such a Dream"
Oil on Cardboard, 2017
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"Quitupí's Secret"
Oil on Canvas, 2017
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"Gale of Soul"
Oil on Canvas, 2019
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"Twins II - Alter Ego"
Oil on Canvas, 2019
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"There has been left a Tiger in my heart..."
Oil on Canvas, 2019
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"Mental State Mermaid"
Oil on Canvas, 2019
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"I Like the Sound of Your Heartbeat"
Oil on Canvas, 2021
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Shop for Original works from this exhibition in our Museum Gallery Store

"Portrait II", Oil on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$900.00

"Portrait I", Oil on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$900.00

"I Can't Take My Eyes Off You", Oil on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$580.00

"Happiness will not come by Chance", Oil on Cardboard Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$620.00

"I like the sound of your heartbeat", Oil on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$1,600.00

"There has been left a tiger in my heart...", Oil on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$1,710.00

"Gale of Soul", Oil on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$1,710.00

"Don't Let Unawareness Prevent Us Seeing Reality", Oil on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$1,000.00

"You and Your Big Ideas!", Mixed Media on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$1,200.00

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Valeria Feliú – Portraits of a Thought – 3D Virtual Exhibition

The 3D Virtual Exhibition of Valeria Feliú‘s exhibition, “Portraits of a Thought” is below. For the Standard Interactive version of this exhibition, click here.


An art exhibition that proposes the creation of new muses!!!
Current and diverse Muses that do not constitute a privilege only for artists, but are of and for all in general, muses that inspire a social transformation. Because, although our desire to achieve a better society is immense, there is no other possible way than that of an internal transformation.

---

It was said in ancient Greece, that the muses were in charge of suddenly appearing before an artist or a poet bringing with them the enlightened truth of a new creation. They were the ones who gave artists the gift of inspiration.

Charming muses, divine conceptions that raises our eyes and our perception towards a better feeling full of possibilities ... Or dark demons, brutal monsters that plunge us into disdain for what will never be solved ...

As an artist, being inspired by muses, I decide to create muses for everyday life that encourage and provoke the gift of inspiration at any step and at every opportunity.

Inspiration is more than a mental and physical force; it is emotional and spiritual, it is a direct shortcut of connection between the essence of our soul and the entire world existence, removing mental barriers to pass across the physical and real plane. That moment called inspiration is the origin of creation, the origin of ideas, transforming the way we perceive our capabilities and idle nature, with the propelling of any person from apathy to possibility.

Confirmed by neuroscience, the influence thinking has over mental structures and behaviors, can create outstanding qualitative life changes. Therefore, the creation of personal muses for a better everyday living, for every person, inevitably will shape a better social transformation.


– Valeria Feliú
Una muestra que propone la creación de nuevas musas!!!
Musas actuales y diversas que no conforman un privilegio solo para los artistas, sino que sean de y para todos en general, musas inspiradoras de una transformación social. Porque, aunque nuestro anhelo de lograr una sociedad mejor sea inmenso, no hay otro camino posible, que aquel de una transformación interior.

-------

En la antigua Grecia se decía que las musas eran las encargadas de aparecer repentinamente ante un artista o un poeta trayendo con ellas la verdad iluminada de una nueva creación. Eran ellas las encargadas de entregar a los el don de la inspiración. Encantadas musas, concepciones divinas que elevan nuestra percepción y nuestra mirada hacia una concepción llena de posibilidades… O sombríos demonios, brutales monstruos que nos hunden en el desdén de lo que nunca podrá resolverse ….

Como artista, siendo inspirada por musas para crear, decido crear musas para la vida cotidiana que incentiven y provoquen el don de la inspiración a cada paso y en cada oportunidad.

La inspiración es más que una fuerza física y mental; es emocional y espiritual, una conexión directa entre el alma y la existencia misma… que sobrepasa las barreras mentales para ir más allá del plano físico y el mundo real. Ese momento llamado inspiración es el origen de la creación, el origen de las ideas, transformando la percepción que tenemos de nuestras limitadas capacidades Y propulsándonos desde la nada hacia las posibilidades.

Confirmado por la neurociencia, son nuestros pensamientos los que influyen en la forma sobre como percibimos la vida, modificando nuestra estructura mental y nuestro comportamiento. Por lo tanto, si todos los individuos creamos musas personales de uso diario y cotidiano, inevitablemente estaríamos transformándonos en una sociedad mejor.

– Valeria Feliú
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Shop for Original works from this exhibition in our Museum Gallery Store

"Portrait II", Oil on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$900.00

"Portrait I", Oil on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$900.00

"I Can't Take My Eyes Off You", Oil on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$580.00

"Happiness will not come by Chance", Oil on Cardboard Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$620.00

"I like the sound of your heartbeat", Oil on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$1,600.00

"There has been left a tiger in my heart...", Oil on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$1,710.00

"Gale of Soul", Oil on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$1,710.00

"Don't Let Unawareness Prevent Us Seeing Reality", Oil on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$1,000.00

"You and Your Big Ideas!", Mixed Media on Canvas Original Artwork by Valeria Feliú

$1,200.00

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“Hearts’ Lonely Hunters”

From TOROSIETE Museum Artist Beatrix Ost, comes “Hearts’ Lonely Hunters” – a feature film co produced and co written by Beatrix Ost and her son Daniel Kuttner – directed by Daniel Kuttner.



The TOROSIETE Museum Presents a film written and produced by Beatrix Ost, “Hearts’ Lonely Hunters”. Originally released in 1995, this film premiered at film festivals worldwide. Streaming here for the first time ever, Beatrix’s story takes us on a journey through the experiences of a writer from Germany who visits Charlottesville, Virginia to write about Thomas Jefferson. However upon arrival he takes an entirely different journey.


Klaus, a German writer with a thirst for experience and a longing for personal expression arrives in Charlottesville, Virginia.  He is sent to the town of Thomas Jefferson on a journalistic assignment to write about the great man and his achievements.  However, he quickly becomes disillusioned with his subject yearning for a human connection.  A direct confrontation with the racial tensions of a melting pot society enables him to abandon the past and open himself to observing the present.  Lured by his own thirst and longing, his position as a stranger allows him to discover peoples' deepest secrets.  During his stay, he befriends a diverse group of characters searching to fulfill their true dreams and desires.  Among them are:  Mooney Sunshine, a dualistic persona with a haunting childhood secret; Dolly, who is looking for "true love", but always in the wrong places; and Luna, a Zen archer who never misses with her arrow, only in life; to name a few.  To some, Klaus becomes a friend, to others, he is their guiding figure.  But all of them inspire him in his own journey towards "a story dear to his heart."

"Hearts' Lonely Hunters" is about the pursuit of dreams, great and small, good and bad, right and wrong.  Dreams are as individual as the people who have them, but they possess us all.  Whether you dream of love, understanding, or power.  We dream all our lives.  Each character in the film represents the pursuit towards an individual dream.  We wish and hope for our dreams to come true, and sometimes realize that the power to fulfill our dreams lies right within us.  Like life itself, the film does not come to conclusions.  It leads us to questions, and questions lead to answers.  - Daniel Kuttner


The stranger in this film awakens us from our sleep.  He allows us to throw off our disguises and embrace what is true in our hearts.  I am thinking of Michelangelo's painting where two fingers are touching and the power of their simple gesture reminds us that what we need most in this fast and complicated world is compassion for others and the courage to change ourselves.  Life itself is often beyond imagining and so the film sometimes ventures into the surreal, where dreams are living and where the magical awakening of our senses allows us to see the riches of our souls.  - Beatrix Ost

Director:

Daniel Kuttner

 

Producers:

Daniel Kuttner

Beatrix Ost

 

Screenplay:

Daniel Kuttner

Beatrix Ost

 

Director of Photography:

Holly Frank

 

Executive Producer:

Ludwig Kuttner

 

Co-Producer:

Merry Dunning

 

Production Design:

Beatrix Ost

 

Editor:

Olof Karlstrom

 

Music:

Alexander Patterson

 

Sound:

Andy Adams

 

Costumes:

Beatrix Ost

 

Make-up:

Dawn Jacobson

 

Assistant Director:

Jim Hensz

 

Cast:

Hans-Jörg Assman, John Carden,

Savitri Durkee, Bega Metzner,

Emilie Jo Tisdale, Dawn Jacobson,

Steve Tharp, Fabian Kuttner

 

Production:

KO Films

 

Original Format:

106 min, 10,130 feet

35 mm color, 1:1,85

Dolby Stereo

 

Streaming Presented by The TOROSIETE Museum of Contemporary Art

"HEARTS' LONELY HUNTERS" is Daniel Kuttner's first feature film as a director.  He and his mother, Beatrix Ost begain their collaboration with Daniel returned from Los Angeles after a break up with his girlfriend.  Beatrix wanted to make a short film about her sculptures and Daniel had been trying to write a screenplay which he felt proud enough to represent himself with and was possible to do with the means available to him.  Their view of Charlottesville as an artistic and intellectual small town with eccentric and quirky characters were written with the actors already in mind after having seen them in local theatre productions.  Others were friends from New York and Germany who came to join the effort.  Locations were conceptualized according to places that were accessible through friends.  As the crew grew, neighbors helped by providing their guest houses.  Beatrix's farm, Estouteville, burst at the seams with people sleeping in every nook and cranny.  Finally, shooting began for the scheduled five weeks.  An amazing mix of professional and non-professional people working together from the heart with love and appreciation for the creative process were the result of an incredibly smooth and wonderful production.  Daniel went back to Los Angeles for five months of post-production.  The music, he entrusted to a twenty-one year old student from England who had nevered composed for a film before.  "Hearts' Lonely Hunters" is the collaborative effort of a group of people who are not afraid to pursue their dreams.

Our Q&A with Beatrix Ost will be posted soon!  Thank you to everyone that attended!

The TOROSIETE Museum will be presenting a series of exhibitions of the sculptural art featured in the film created by Beatrix Ost beginning in April, 2021.

(Shown: "HearSeeScream", 1994)