Cheerful New Friend – 1998
Print – Signed Lithograph
Image Size: 17 ¼” x 24″ inches
Paper Size: 23 ¾” x 35 ½” inches
Signed in pencil and marked 63/199
“On my first trip to Japan as a participant in the Outstanding Young Person conference, I met an amazing woman who immediately became my new friend. We became so close so quickly it was as if we had known each other for a lifetime. My cheerful new friend was remarkable — optimistic, wise, humorous and she exploded with energy. She was a volcano of energy who never complained and loved life more than anything. During the week that we were together, I learned so much and will never forget her example and the lessons she taught me about having an optimistic attitude no matter what problems we may face. – – Alexandra Nechita
Alexandra works in the cubist modes of Picasso and Braque, but with an emphasis on “magical symbolism.”
She attracted the attention of art critics and the media who began telling the world about this rarest of child prodigies – an artist who had mastered drawing and color, an artist who had created a visual language of her own, in a unique, lyrical, figurative, abstract cubist manner, an artist who had only recently turned nine years old.
Alexandra has synthesized an encyclopedia of other 20th Century modernist styles – Surrealism to Expressionism – in original works which can range up to eight feet tall.