Pacifia - Mother of Pearls

"Pacifia" - 30cms

Mixed media on canvas

As you might have already guessed, the name Pacifia is inspired by the Pacific Ocean, the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions. The name also evokes peace, the eternal peace in that immensely frightening being, fearsome yet calm in its enormity. I chose to embellish it with artificial pearls, which are my favorites among all gemstones, portraying them in their natural home, the place where these beauties were formed and created. The movement of the paint at the level where white meets blue pictures the repetitive, harmonious, wild at times yet calm movement of the waves.

The flow that the paint chose to follow on my canvas only depicts the flow and fluidity of water, an element which is not my own, yet to which I feel immensely drawn. In fact, my element is Earth. The reason for which I might feel that connected to Water is because there is no life to Earth without this fluid element. Dryness leads to death, Earth never flowers or gives life when it is dry. Primary source of life, Water has more than once represented itself in my art. 

"The Ocean has its silent caves,
Deep, quiet, and alone;
Though there be fury on the waves,
Beneath them there is none.

The awful spirits of the deep
Hold their communion there;
And there are those for whom we weep,
The young, the bright, the fair.

Calmly the wearied seamen rest
Beneath their own blue sea.
The ocean solitudes are blest,
For there is purity.

The earth has guilt, the earth has care,
Unquiet are its graves;
But peaceful sleep is ever there,
Beneath the dark blue waves."
The Ocean - Nathaniel Hawthorne

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