Artist: Catarina Diaz

Original: Manual collage and oil-sticks on paperPiece available for purchase:Embellished limited-edition Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching print of the original analogcollage 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 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 asthe world changed in the blink of an eye was not easy. However, there were blessings thepandemic 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 abilityto 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 happennaturally. Throughout the world, animals and plants comfortably reclaim their naturalhabitats and peacefully interact with the surrounding urban setting.By combining realism with surrealism and spirituality, it evokes contemplation, andultimately, 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, thepiece juxtaposes cosmopolitan life and nature motifs of a vibrant color palette. The brightgolden yellows compliment the subtle tones of pinks and blues, and darker browns and blackscreate a mysterious yet tranquil image. Furthermore, the flowers and panther on the lower-leftnot only allude to the wilderness but also make reference to the grace and elegance of thefigure. The enigmatic figures akin to the relaxed presence of the wild present in my art suggest thatnature can offer us the ability to restore tranquility in a chaotic world. This idea serves as myinspiration: 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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