ON DRY LANDS
ON DRY LANDS IS MY ODE TO THE DESERT
After the birth of my collection “The Apricot Series”, I was pulled to continue honoring the colors of the earth. As the winter came in, I started to think of where I would travel to next. Although I had never yet seen it, both myself and my friends and relatives started noticing how my artwork had a feeling reminiscent of the desert .
Many signs manifested it - it was as if it had been calling me. That was also a time in my life where I needed a death, a rebirth and a connection to the wild woman within. And the desert is simply an excellent place for this process. So I went to live it.
This body of work was born during my long travels in American desert landscapes. I spent most of my time in California (Joshua Tree) as well as Arizona (The Saguaro Desert). I also travelled to New Mexico to witness the treasures that ancient civilisations had left behind in the heart of this vast continent. The time I spent birthing this work was a time of true rebirth as an artist. Through my experimentation I came closer to my essence and that of the environment around me. Therefore, a big part of these colors, symbolisms and stories of this work will be a staple in my growing journey.
I created original paintings, but also commissions of particular dimensions - such as a mural on a desert water tank, and adornments in a beautiful inn called the Posada. This collection is called “On Dry Lands” and honors these rejuvenating experiences I lived in these arid landscapes.