Artista Eli – One Love Tree – 2015 – Acrylic on Canvas – 92 x 73 com
One Love Tree
This was my main piece of artwork for the One Love exhibition. It is based on the Native American “Warriors of the Rainbow” Hopi prophecies. These are prophecies concerning ecology, peace and love. To read more about this see various links on the internet, such as:
There is also a children’s version:
I will be explaining more about this soon.
My painting also shows how important the tree has been to the arts and creativity. Without the tree, we would not have woodwind and string instruments to play, we would not have paper on which to write our literature, poems and thoughts, and we would not have charcoal, wooden painting brushes or canvas stretcher bars.
To me, the tree is spiritual. We must look after the ones we have and replace the ones we use because they are a creative gift to us as artists.
Artista Eli – The Dove of Love – 2015 – Acrylic on Canvas – 40 x 40 cm
The Dove of Love
The Dove of Love is a symbol of forgiveness and new beginnings. I painted it to represent how we cannot move on if we hold onto past problems, rather than moving on to make a better life for ourselves. Forgiving ourselves is just as important as forgiving other people. What is done is done and we can’t do anything about it. The origin of the dove with an olive branch comes from ancient times. It started in 5 bc when the olive tree represented the idea of “plenty” and the Greeks though the tree drove away evil spirits. The Olive branch was one of the attributes of Eirene, the Greek Goddess of Peace (known as Pax by the Romans) and at this time artists started incorporating the symbol into their art and designs. Later the Christians started to incorporate the Olive branch with the dove in their art as a symbol of baptism and the washing away of sins and of course it was in the book of Genesis and the story of the Covenant of the Rainbow, where it symbolised peace and hope in the aftermath of the great flood. In the 19th century, the Quakers also used this symbol and more recently it was made popular again in the drawings and paintings of Picasso, after Picasso’s father allegedly said “I stand for life against death; I stand for peace against war.”
Watch the space for Artista Eli’s new series of artworks and an online catalogue of our One Love Exhibition guest contributions, including images of the artworks, photos of the artists, artist statements, articles and much more!
One Love/Un Amor
Remodernist/Stuckist artists, from around the world, will be showing their creations at the Festival Arte Sano event this summer.
Place: El paseo maritimo de San Pedro De Alcántara – Marbella – Costa Del Sol
Artistas Remodernista/Stuckista, de todo el mundo, mostrarán sus creaciones en el evento Festival Arte Sano este verano.
Dates: 25/07/15 & 26/07/15
For further details of the Festival, please see: www.festivalartesano.com