El Arreglo Floral
El Arreglo Floral
Paper Size 9" x 12" / 22.9cm x 30.5cm
Drawn on 100% cotton paper
Prismacolor Premier pencils and Holbein oil pastels
Artwork signed on both front & back, and shipped with a Certificate of Authenticity
Will be shipped with a custom archival mat board, ready to frame
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EL ARREGLO FLORAL:
Unlike the rest of the Camino Oscuro collection pieces, El Arreglo Floral is overflowing with an abundance of detail in subdued, cool hues. As the third piece of the Camino Oscuro Collection, it spearheads what I think of as “La Transición” (“The Transition”).
El Arreglo Floral was created during the time when the meaning of this journey became clear to me. I think it is the most unique piece in the series, and expresses my hesitation, confusion, and nervousness throughout this period. While these are traditionally considered negative emotions, I think their vulnerability makes them beautiful.
By this point in the journey I knew that I wanted to create art for others, but felt overwhelmed by thoughts of wanting others to like my art and nervousness about potentially feeling rejected if my art was not well received.
You can see how I have protected myself in the subject matter by choosing to depict something that is relatable, easily likeable, and inoffensive. Like this piece, I cherry picked the parts of myself I was comfortable with the world seeing. There is still some richness in the calming color scheme, and a moderately dark background, but it is not as bold as the rest of the collection.
Instead, this piece asks the viewer to focus on the technique and detail, which is where I am most comfortable. I think this is so important to share, because it is a reminder that while transitions may be slow, each step leads us closer to where we are meant to be. I love this piece because behind its tranquil facade you can sense the power of things to come.
For more information on Las Clementinas Peladas and The Camino Oscuro Collection, please visit the Camino Oscuro blog post by clicking HERE.