Rise Above the Storm
"Rise Above the Storm"
12"x6" Mixed media painting made with pastels and watercolors
This is a message for women that are going through hardship, a message of strength that things at the end of the tunnel will be fine!
Many of us have overcome challenging times, from single parenting, after a relationship break up or even reaching the anniversary of two years into the Post-COVID era. We endure, we survive the storm and become stronger.
Curanderas, Hechicheras y Herbolarias
These painting are a visual narrative, depicting whimsical women, goddesses, and queens, calling for healing, harmony and reconnection with ancient herbal wisdom. Each painting has a layer of gold or silver glitter, where in many cultures, gold is a symbol of power, divinity, and immortality. These paintings have been created in the last year and a half. (2021)
Along my artistic practice, these paintings have helped me cope towards a personal healing and understanding of the power of being intentional while recovering from Covid trauma, car accident injuries, toxic relationships, and political corruption in the last 4 years.
Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys is a South Seattle based Visual Artist. She was born and raised in Mexico City, but she calls the PNW her home. She is a bilingual Art Educator, Youth Mural facilitator, Public Artist, business entrepreneur, performer, community builder, gardener, mother of a teenager and a cat mama.
Covid 2020 shifted her individual creative process, refining her style. She uses acrylics, watercolors, clay, tin boxes, maps and yarn. Her illustrations of gloomy landscapes, depicting women, goddesses and skeletons reclaim ancient rituals, foods and language while blending elements of PNW: trees, nature, sea life and mountains. Art has been her tool for social change in hopes to inspire others to have a fulfilling purpose in life.