ART BY Austa Lea
Size: 120 x 120 cm x 3 cm
Technique: Acrylic on canvas. Framed with a golden wood frame. MOTHER’S chest is covered in 24k leaf. The painting is coated with UV varnish, which protects the art from airborne pollution and sun damage.
This painting is called MOTHER. Mother Nature. Mother Earth. The primordial woman who lives in covenant with nature. The primordial woman who takes no more from nature than she needs to survive, and who gives back by protecting the planet.
I painted this painting when there was a lot of drought in Europe and big forest fires ravaged and destroyed everything. Animals and humans' homes were gone. Lives were lost. Massive forest areas are gone forever. "Pray! Pray for the rain, pray for nature, pray for our planet", is tattooed on Mother’s arm. Global warming is man-made and we must help each other return to our roots. Stop over-consumption; take only what we need, give back. Together we are strong.