Understanding Is the Best Gift, 2020, Watercolor on Yupo, 4″ x 6″

Understanding Is the Best Gift, 2020, Watercolor on Yupo, 4″ x 6″

$32.00

1 in stock

Martina Sestakova, Understanding Is the Best Gift, 2020, Watercolor on Yupo, 4″ x 6″

Matted and framed to 6” x 8”

Piece available for pick-up from VisArts after purchase. 

1 in stock

Description

My paintings in the “Visual Insights into Life’s Beauty” series celebrate life and how we choose to honor it with our words. 

Words are powerful expressions of the human experience. Words are transcendent – building bridges between color, shape, and texture and telling stories that translate into all languages. Poetry, literature, and words inspire my artworks. When words move me, I close my eyes and let my intuition drive my creativity, helping me to discover how a word or several words look and feel. I use vibrant colors to form shapes and create texture by dabbing materials into the surface or by removing paint. Meditation allows me to physically pause and process my mind’s movements to capture them intuitively with a brush in hand. The small format of my paintings prompts the viewer to lean into a colorful world – creating a sense of intimacy. Abstract art, just like language, offers endless opportunities for self-discovery and connection. 

Working in watercolors on yupo – a non-absorbent medium – fascinates me. It’s like the most exciting chemistry class I have ever taken turned into pure delight in my studio. Exploring the relationship between my paints, brush, and water brings me joy. Water evaporation on yupo affects textures and color brightness. On any given day, you may find me creating in a cold studio to extend the drying process or in my garden in bright light watching water disappear before my eyes. These aspects of the painting process bring me back to the power of our words: sometimes they note fleeting moments, other times they stick with us for years.