Description The Screamwatercolor and pencil on illustration board,20 x 15This is a piece about violence against women, and has a quite simple and direct symbolism. In the dual figure in the center we can see two different choices a woman who's confronted with violence has: she can wear masks to hide herselffrom judgment and other losses, or she can express herself and demand respect and freedom from a world conquered by force, not love. My intention was to create a dynamic, energetic piece that suggests reflection and change.
Patricia Ariel, Frankfort Member Since April 2009 Artist Statement I was born in Brazil, where I have lived for over 30 years until moving to the United States. I've been drawing since early childhood, and since my teenage years I’ve explored a large range of artistical modalities: dance, drama, music, design and literature. I see Art as something sacred, intrinsically bonded to the spiritual. The artist is a worker for the Universe, an instrument to unveil what is occult from the ordinary eye, to bring out the freedom of understanding. I use mostly watercolors and pencils and the combination figurative/abstract art to explore metaphysical concepts and the human mind and soul in an archetypal, symbolical form. My work deals with themes like life and its cycles, the unconscious, the sacred feminine, transformation and spiritual evolution and the connections of man with Nature and the Universe.
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