Iratxe Yarritu C.-
Title : Lady in Blue
Medium: Oils on canvas
Price : AUD 400
About the artwork:
Being given a photograph of some birds, I took the symbology of the bird concept to create Lady in Blue, which talks about the connection of the human being with our interior animal, the animal we are or the fauna around us. She represents the symbiosis between the Red-Cheeked Cordon Bleu birds and herself, combining the male birds with the female being to create an unfinished woman, half in progress of completing the symbiotic process. This union is the undeniable bond we all have with the fauna and flora surrounding us. We are all in some way connected, no matter our species, and that is what this fusion means. At the same time, in our occidental culture, the birds represent the freedom and curiosity while the florals I picked, crocus flowers and olive leaves, mean cheerfulness and peace. So what is left is the excitment of the union, the symbiosis, represented by the symbology of the bird and the language of flowers.
Raised in nature surrounded by ancient oak woods, I spent my childhood drawing and believing in the fairytales which now feed my imagination. Being in constant touch with nature developed my love for both our flora and fauna, becoming a great part of the being I am and awakening my interest on the pagan stories, culture and heritage.
Inspired by the magical woods I was raised in and the darkness of my own inner world, I explore the union between utopian scenarios with the emotional strength of mental diseases. The unknown, the human subconscious, the fragility of the mind and our undeniable connection to nature are the constant path in my work. When creating new works, I draw inward for autobiographical themes linked with the beauty of animals and botanical elements; using the symbology of certain objects, animals and the victorian language of flowers to subtly show my inner feeling and world.