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Brasil: Acqua Brasilis

by Silvana LaCreta Ravena

24" x 24" x 2.8" | Encaustic | $1,500.00

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The connections between psychology and art have been the constant subject of my paintings. For me, art is an embodiment of ideas in which experience creates matter that creates experience. I became fascinated with this theme during my practice as a clinical psychologist, an experience that helped me to infuse my art with principles based on different lines of thought in psychology. I usually work with series of paintings in which I explore a certain theme related to this relationship, using oil and encaustic media in an abstract way. The series of works called “Brasil Series” is a group of six encaustic paintings in which I work with thick layers of heavy textures to talk about my memories and my thoughts about distinctive places and characteristics of my home country, Brasil (the name of the country written with “s” in my native Portuguese). For instance, in this piece called “Acqua Brasilis”, I worked with areal photographs and maps of rivers in Brazil to reflect upon the complex role of water in my native country. Brazil is one of the largest reservoirs of water in the world. Nevertheless the country still suffers with draughts and water shortages due to bad administration, corruption and outdated environmental practices.

 

 

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