Monday, July 17, 2006
SYMMETRICAL SYMBOLS OF A PERFECT LIFESTYLE
When MARIALUISA conceives a painting , consciously or not , she always takes proportions into account , and , then , when the lay-out is well defined , she adds more and more details until all the aspects of the scene she has in her mind , are well represented and meaningful .
This is a very good example of this creative process : in this canvas , which was painted in Australia , some 20 or so years ago , You can find all the elements of " a perfect life " !!
MARIALUISA celebrated a return to our origins ... to the simple rural things she experienced in her childhood : the peace and serenity of a small village , where the art of survival wasn't motive for shame ; the sense of shelter and protection only a close-knit community can give ; the triumph of Mother Nature , which provided everything needed , not only food ... is still recognized with gratitude and should be badly missed in our technological society !!!
The secret - MARILUISA thinks - would be to go back to the traditions and customs of other times ... She found inspiration , in that case , in a rural village in SE CHINA , but , in her heart , she could have been anywhere else : it wasn't ethnicity or geography which dictated her feelings and motivated her brushes ....
There ... she felt home , for a while ( and still does , in her painting ! ) .
She wishes that everybody can feel the same , while enjoying all the small details that make this picture a symbol itself of their own lives !!
Think about it !!!