FIRE SERIES

In my artistic practice, the power of intuition has a primordial role, as I intend to use the most honest and truest aesthetic language I am capable of.

 

In art, as in life - I never could separate one from the other-, embracing the inner, ancestral intuition that’s inside one’s soul, is an act of courage, liberation, and rawest honesty.

 

Along the journey of developing this intuitive language, I came across the writings of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés in her book “Women who run with the wolves”, where she unfolds old intercultural myths, folk tales and stories to help women reconnect with their instinctual nature. She states that “as women, we use all our senses to wring the truth from things, to extract nourishment from our own ideas, to see what there is to see, know what there is to know, to be keepers of our own creative fires..”[1]  This concept of women being keepers of our instinctual fire, owning it and using it to light the way to our own true self is what inspired this series of paintings.

 

In “The Fire” series, I worked trying to follow at all times the Wild Woman’s[2] intuition, attempting a humbling rendering of the Fire that inhabits our feminine essence. It is a tribute to all the women before us, and to all that will come after, passing down the “great power of intuition, composed of lightning-fast inner seeing, inner hearing, inner sensing, and inner knowing”[3].

 

I believe that it is our ancestral right and duty to keep that Fire alive and own it in all its brightness and power.

 

 

[1] Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women who run with the wolves”, chapter 3: Nosing Out the Facts: The Retrieval of Intuition as Initiation – story of Vasalisa the Wise.

[2] The concept of the Wild Woman, according to Estés, is that of “the wild and innate instinctual Self”

[3] Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women who run with the wolves”, chapter 3: Nosing Out the Facts: The Retrieval of Intuition as Initiation – story of Vasalisa the Wise.