Sari Cecilia: Prints, Drawings, Paintings & Sculptures from 1992- today
The Mother Earth- Memories of mother
Whether you believe that the mother is the earth or our birth mother, her essence is her expression of giving love unconditionally. This beauty can be found everywhere in nature and it is only when we stop and really pause for a moment are we able to catch a glimpse of it's true beauty and subtlety.
My sculptures are all created from wood or gourd and the techniques I use are purposely simple and as ancient as man's first mark makings and carvings. The natural elements are a large part of my life and sculptures: fire, earth, water,wind and metal.
Sari Cecilia, Sculptor and Painter
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina my family migrated to Melbourne, Australia when I was three. I have a rich ancestry of Italian, Spanish and Latin American cultures. Raised by parents who both grew up in the country, I have always been close to the natural world and have had a deep respect for the land. During art school I formed an interest in the anthropology of indigenous cultures of Australia and Indonesia. These interests lead me to paint and travel around Australia and Indonesia absorbing knowledge and a love of people and cultures. I supported my love of travel and cultures for 10 years by teaching art in primary and secondary schools around the world.
Having the life of a traveling artist made small scale paintings my most immediate medium to use. I had a few special brushes in my suitcase and I purchased acrylic paints and canvasses from whichever country I inhabited. There are very few things you require as a solo travelling artist and if it didn't fit in my suitcase, I probably didn't need it. Not only was my life possessions simplified but my life views were as well.
I noticed again and again, regardless of country, race or creed, that people are just looking for ways to feel happy, accepted and loved. I also knew that these were things that I also wanted for myself in my life and in a metaphysical and abstract manner I wanted to express these feelings of compassion, joy and love into my art pieces.
I have chosen to make the mountains of North East Victoria my home and it is here where I am creating sculptures inspired by my mother’s unconditional love, my own motherly love and my true essence mother: Mother Earth.
My current series of sculptures is entitled Mother Earth: Memories of mother. It is a reflection of my memories of all the warmth and love I have received from all the families who welcomed me into their life while I was travelling, my own mothers love for me and all the mother’s whom love unconditionally. All these feelings I have and memories I have experienced have been abstracted to its purest, simplest forms in my sculptures and they are all a tribute to mother nature- the greatest mother of all.