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February 2012

Femina Plantarum. (#3)

Fragaria SMALL

Piece #3 from the series Femina Plantarum.

Acrylic paint on paper.

Before we're ready for doing certain things in life we need to get prepared. We need to go through a process. Just like when the fruit goes from green to ripe. Some ideas need to get into the ripe state before we can turn them into reality. Time is key here, so is patience.

 


One of a Kind Pendants.

7 necklaces SMALL copy

I'm so excited about these necklaces!

A copy copy

B copy copy

D copy copy

E copy copy

F copy copy

G copy copy

H copy copy

This is an idea that I wanted to materialize for a long time. The other day I finally started working on it. But I had to push myself to go to bed because I  didn't want to stop. It was very late at night and I was still working. I had the best time painting all the tiny details. These pendants look so much nicer in person. I gave the surface a waxy finish that is very attractive to the eye.

Materials: Paperclay painted with acrylic paint and finished with several layers of matte varnish (for the waxy finish). The antique-bronze-looking chain is included.

If you want to reserve one of these necklaces just write me an e-mail: elsammora@gmail.com or send me an Etsy conversation.

Each one is $55.

Update: 

Only one pendant available: #1

 


Femina Plantarum. (#2)

Origanum Dictamnuscopysmall

 

Growing hurts. Transformation is a bumpy ride full of obstacles, but it is the only way to progress. As Frederick Douglass said: "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." I have witnessed the truth behind these words over and over again from my own experience and from observing other people. 

Based on this idea I felt the urge to create a series of works that were visually provocative. Something that suggested growth and transformation. Something that shaked my senses a little bit. That's how I started working on Femina Plantarum.

I think that growth has a lot to do with reaching into dark places and with being brave enough to look at those places in the eye. For the tree to grow strong and healthy there is always the roots deeply embedded in the darkness of the soil. To become a strong and emotionally healthy person we need to deal with the dark side of life. 

Light and darkness, day and night: two sides of a coin. We need to embrace both, the positive and the negative aspects of life because both are part of what we are. In order to go/grow in the right direction and to make good use of our potential we need to be in peace both sides of the coin.

 


Femina Plantarum. (#1)

Amaranthus copy

 

 

I'm working on a series of works titled: Femina Plantarum (which means Woman-Plant in Latin) The pieces represent symbiosis between women and plants. These paintings/drawings will be part of a show at a gallery in Miami, Florida. I will give you more details later. This show will be my main focus this year. I feel so excited and inspired!

sym·bi·o·sis/ˌsimbēˈōsis/

Noun:
  1. Interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both.
  2. A mutually beneficial relationship between different people or groups.



Have you seen the Wolf?

Have you Seen the Wolf SMALL

Have you Seen the Wolf SMALL detail

Acrylic paint on paper.

6" x 4.5"

This wolf ate a magic mushroom while walking in the forest. The mushroom made him shrink and shrink until he became so small! Now Little Red Ridding Hood can't find him :O

 

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