Joy

Joy

$1,200.00Price

Artist: Catarina Diaz
Original: Manual collage and oil-sticks on paper
Piece available for purchase:
Embellished limited-edition Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching print of the original analog
collage and mixed media piece. Hand-signed, numbered and dated.
Series number: 5/100
Mediums used: oil-sticks on Giclée print
Dimensions: 594 x 841mm
Price: $1200
Featured/ exhibited: in the British magazines House&Garden (twice) and British Vogue,
and at the digital exhibition 'Love My Body' by MADS Milan
Description:
2020 was a very challenging year for all of us. Having to adapt to a new frightening reality as
the world changed in the blink of an eye was not easy. However, there were blessings the
pandemic brought. I learned to slow down, appreciate the value of friends and family, and

gained new insight. The isolation provided me with a time of renewed inspiration, the ability
to create new vibrant artworks and find my peace.
My work Joy invites the viewers to reconnect with nature and their inner selves.
In such troubled times, it is comforting to think that every day small miracles still happen
naturally. Throughout the world, animals and plants comfortably reclaim their natural
habitats and peacefully interact with the surrounding urban setting.
By combining realism with surrealism and spirituality, it evokes contemplation, and
ultimately, offers a return to memories of more peaceful times, as a start of a journey of self-
healing.
Through the illustration of a young woman with a bouquet obscuring half of her face, the
piece juxtaposes cosmopolitan life and nature motifs of a vibrant color palette. The bright
golden yellows compliment the subtle tones of pinks and blues, and darker browns and blacks
create a mysterious yet tranquil image. Furthermore, the flowers and panther on the lower-left
not only allude to the wilderness but also make reference to the grace and elegance of the
figure. 
 
The enigmatic figures akin to the relaxed presence of the wild present in my art suggest that
nature can offer us the ability to restore tranquility in a chaotic world. This idea serves as my
inspiration: offering a message of hope and beauty, life and rebirth.
“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair.”
― Susan Polis Schutz

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