One Love Exhibition
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Artista Eli – One Love Butterfly – 2015 – Acrylic on Canvas – 30 x 30 cm
One Love Butterfly
This piece is essentially about change and “The Butterfly Effect”, which is a mathematical theory named by Edward Lorenz in 1961, (when he was studying weather systems), and is derived from the idea that a butterfly can flap its wings in one place in the world and this small action can magnify and effect a larger reaction somewhere else far across the world and is known as “sensitive dependence on initial conditions”. I have made specifically a “One Love Butterfly” to illustrate a small action of love can be magnified and have big consequences around the world. Many of us don’t think we can change things which distress us. Many think a small action won’t make a big difference and therefore we do nothing. If we all act on the small things in life it can make a big difference. Signing a petition, listening to someone’s problems, helping someone out and even just giving someone a smile can brighten someone’s day. Obviously on some days things can seem overwhelming, but we can try to what we can, when we can, with the resources (both practical and emotional) we have at the time.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” (Often attributed to Plato).
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