The whole situation in Japan following the Earthquake and Tsunami last week, with the possible nuclear catastrophe that they (and us) face now has left me feeling gloomy and sad. I think about the people there constantly, wishing them well and worrying about their future. I could write about that, but I just cannot bring myself there as it would make me even sadder.
I could also write about the flash backs I have had lately about my own childhood experience of the 1985 earthquake that left half of Mexico City destroyed and its people scarred; and of how it was also an incredibly uniting moment for us as a people, of how everyone got together to help each other in any way we could and how that experience made me believe more in humanity and its potential. But again, it is a sad memory that I would rather not revisit now.
So, to bring myself to a brighter space (and hopefully you too) I have chosen instead to show you something that makes me happy.
Elsita, one of my favorite artists, has created the ultimate paper cut piece. It is called A Forest In Her Mind, and it is gorgeous in many ways. The concept is incredible, and the execution just blowed my mind. I wish I could someday make something half as pretty as this.
If you are in or around LA on April 16th, make sure to stop by the opening of her three-girl-show at Giant Robot 2 Gallery.
And please take me with you!
|Piece and photos by Elsita|