Lightness of Being
Artwork/
Catarina Diaz

Lightness of Being

2021

Info

Original work: Lightness of Being
Analog collage of Somerset Enhanced Velvet Giclée clippings embellished with oil-sticks on canvas
Dimensions: 45cm x 55cm

Original work:
Analog collage of Somerset Enhanced Velvet Giclée clippings embellished with oil-sticks on canvas
Dimensions: 45cm x 55cm

Other options available for purchase:
Embellished limited-edition of 10 Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching prints of the original analog collage and mixed media piece. Hand-signed, numbered and dated.
Dimensions: A1, A2, A3


Description:

Lightness of Being

Lightness of Being combines two diverse images. On the left is a fashion side profile of a young woman and on the right a dark close-up of a hand holding the stem of a white calla lily. Furthermore, a flight of yellow butterflies and a leopard superimposed the composition. The contrast created between the overall dark palette and the vibrant yellow and subtle colors of nature creates a stunning visual. The collage highlights the harmony between humanity and nature by having the wild cat mimic the relaxed pose of the woman. A sense of serenity, of lightness, comes through the types of wildlife present. The white flower alludes to innocence, the leopard symbolizes stealth and elegance, and a flight of the butterflies refers to change and renewal.

The goal of life is rapture. Art is the way we experience it. Art is the transforming experience.
— Joseph Campbell