Description My Heart is a Pearl.............My heart is a Pearl, being formed from the pressure and irritation of sand that enters the center of me, over time. Love, the final pearl, accepted sands of imperfection, that I have turned into my own personal Jewel.....when the time is right someone will see that the Jewel of my heart is like their own, and pry me open and wear it, a pendent upon their chest.......to this person, the knife is given willingly.....my softest center revealed....... poem written in Hawaii in 2009, inspired by the pressures of the elements and the sheer beauty....to change Painting, inspired by a heart that continues to turn this moment, whatever it is, into a Jewel.
Gabrielle Lisa Cinelli, Albuquerque Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement I have been an Artist and creative in many areas since I was very young. Born with a natural gift and love for all that is creative and beautiful. I came from a family of artists on my mothers side, and some very spontaneous bright hearted Italians on my Fathers side, the combination has been a colorful combustion of creativity in all that I do, think and say. I am currently finishing up my double degree in Psychology and Fine Art and as well teaching others the joy of Art, Story, Dance, Theatre and Songs and Creative journaling....
Each of my paintings has represented a story or rite of passage. These canvases are where i have put myself and my life back together, invisioned my best, cleared my mind of the worst, with color and beauty and forms, symbols and flowers and Nature.....This is where I have been touched by the Divine, again and again, as my soul sat at the foot of my spirit recieving these beautiful images. They transcend my soul's experiences and have been recognized by many souls as their experiences too.
I also spent about 5 years on the island of Hawaii where I was astonished by the beauty I saw and felt in so much of nature everyday. Many of my currently projects and portion of the proceeds now goes towards creative green projects that celebrate the beauty of the natural world and our creativity as human beings to live in Harmony with it, and teaching others to enmerse themselves in the joy of Creativity.