A recent newcomer to Decatur, Ilie Vaduva is from Romania where he previously studied mural painting and printmaking. He has created a mixed media technique that combines graphic accents of pen and ink with transparent layers of oil on canvas. The accents of the pen can be found in the thickness of the lines and in the points which develop texture. Color is created by layers of transparent oil paint. The result of the technique is a rich sense of depth. The surrealistic images are personifications of ego vs. alter ego.