Original Art - After the storm
During the final months of 2021 I started to feel deeply tired, like a wave of emotions was hitting me in the middle of a storm. I think that I was going through a grieving process resulting from the struggles of the pandemic combined with a long battle with my health.
I made a long pause for my own wellbeing, which made me realize that art is what has kept me sane all this time. The process of creation is, at least for me, very powerful. All the planning in my head, the constant search for inspiration, the movement of my body while dancing on the paper. But there is so much more. When I paint, I feel like I disappear, maybe because I move and breathe in a way that takes me into a very deep form of meditation. Painting has become a healing process where all I have to do is be present.
One day I finally felt that I was coming out of a storm, and I really wanted to paint this feeling. What happens to us after the struggle? How does mother earth show us that the storm has passed? After the rain we get rainbows, the smell of wet earth and everything looks brighter. This is the energy I poured into my Spring Collection 2022, and I called it: ‘After the storm'.