Description Watercolor and pencil on watercolor paper,12 x 8.5The Totems are a series of pieces that represent an animal attached to a human figure, like if they were part of the same body. They also carry a very simple concept: our deep attachment to Nature as one single thing. In those pieces, the human head is always black and white and naturalist, while the animal is colorful and filled with abstract shapes.
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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