Another edition of Earth Garden is coming very soon. In just two days, all art lovers will have a chance to participate in one of the hottest exhibitions organized on the island. There is nothing better than works of arts surrounded by blossoming trees and under the ribbon blue sky!
Yesterday, we presented you Malicia’s project called “A mortal moment” – a colorful collection of photographs inspired by the Nature itself. Rita however, is a traditional artist (maybe a little eccentric one) and used her skills, fabric and paints to create something she came to call “Planet Caravan”.
What’s the Planet caravan, you ask? In short, it’s 6 ecologically produced orbs that were decorated using only ecological materials: dried flowers petals, hand painted sea shells, small colored stones and other components people usually throw away. Rita has been collecting strange bits and ends for months, trying to find another use for them. Most of those decorative elements have been used to beautify various gifts or bouquets of flowers. Once the present is unwrapped or the flowers withered away, they usually end up in a garbage bag. It’s a shame, as they can be re-used to create something truly unique. Before you get rid of something, take a good look at it. You might be holding a real treasure in your hand!
Rita’s project also involves the concept of water. Water is the fundamental ingredient in the circle of life. Without it nothing can be created, no form of life, no matter how small or how developed, will survive. Water can be stored, frozen, purified and processed. It evaporates and returns to us in the form of the rain – a miracle that happens right before our eyes every single day!
Planet Caravan symbolizes the Water circle of every planet. To make the whole concept even more symbolic, Rita decided to compare each stage of the circle to a period of Earth’s solar day. From the beginning of life, through the full bloom, fading and in the end, death. Water circle, day, night and our lives are one and them same – after all, we are also part of the great Universe.
The circle begins with the DAYLIGHT – the orb is red as the sun is slowly rising above the horizon. The sky is no longer dark; planet is waking up from the eternal dream. It is the Precipitation – the water begins to run like blood in our veins.
Golden orb is the SUNLIGHT – the sun is now high in the sky and the darkness is completely gone. Sunshine beams are dancing on the surface. It is the Runoff – water is moving through the planet reaching every corner and sinking into the ground.
Next step is the BROADLIGHT – the orb is yellow as the sun is at its highest elevation in the sky. Midday is the warmest part of the day. It is the Infiltration – water sinks deep into the ground reaching the roots of the plants.
As the time moves forward we now reach the TWILIGHT – the orb is violet as the sky is darkening again. The light begins to diminish. This is the Sublimation – water is changing, transiting from one form into another.
When the solar light is finally gone, the stars appear in the sky. Their cold light is shining over the peaceful planet. The day is now done – STARLIGHT – the orb turns blue. This is the Evaporation – water transforms from liquid to gas and disappear into the atmosphere. The clouds are born.
And in the end there is MOONLIGHT – the orb is silvery black. The stars are now gone and the Moon is the only ruler of the sky. It illuminates the planet as it falls asleep again. This is the Condensation – the water is gathering in the clouds and is now ready to return to the surface in the form of a rain drop.
The circle is now complete. It has no beginning and no end. Water, like life, is after all, endless!
Planet caravan will be displayed along with Rita’s other works.
But we will write about them tomorrow. Stay tuned!