My work "Lifted" was inspired from my healing with yoga practice. Healing and overcoming depression was never easy as overnight especially when the invisible wounds are too deep. Healing with these endless psychological & emotional battles is like lifting myself up from the emotional baggage.
I combined collage of colorful fabric and shaped them into origami lotuses, then figure painting of yogic pose and sculpted flower bas relief. The act of creating this artwork is quite a dream come true because its a long process for those who battles "lethargy".
About The Creator
All of my works have evolved through the years of constant failures and succeeding. I love taking risks and experimenting different mediums and techniques such as working with fabric, collage, drawings, paintings, and my new found freedom, three-dimensional art such as bas relief. In my works, “Lifted” and “Savages Are Not from the Wild”, “Unleash”, "Inamorata" and "Gaia", I used an air dry modelling medium. And yes, it’s clay that kids use to manipulate and play with. I’d like to show to the world, that I seriously using this kiddie art material that greatly resulted in beautiful details in my painterly bas relief artworks.
I like working in minimal, experimental, and eclectic with few colors on a wide, quiet white space of my canvas. I don’t do plans, like drawing the subject first hand, but I just let my mind work directly on my artwork. I take inspirations from life’s reflections, my advocacies for healing our environment and myself as a woman. Art is also one of my effective tools for healing and overcoming depression.
I admire the works of a Filipina artist, Agnes Arellano for her wild, surreal life-size sculptures. Classical masters such as Michaelangelo and Johannes Vermmer for their realistic approach, domestic and naturalistic gestures on their works of art. Modern artists such as Frida Kahlo, Andrew Wyeth and Jean-Michel Basquiat for their sense of order, calm, playfulness and chaos. And last but not the least, my mentor, Spanish Artist Gines Serran-Pagan who taught me well about the universe, to be confident and fearless and to believe in the magic of my own artistic talent.