Artist Zara Tisma turns to art as a therapeutic escape; a form of meditation that helps her to declutter her mind and process emotions. Through her detailed drawings she explores the dialogue between nature and man-made environments, seeking to find a harmonious balance between both worlds. We speak about what inspired this exploration; how she overcomes challenges in her practice and how creativity affects her well-being.
Artist Nuria González Alcaide shares how she has awoken and unleashed her inner artist after years of "following the line". Nuria draws on society for inspiration; her project 'When you pretend...' explores themes of compliancy, pretence and solitude, when we feel the need to hide or mask our emotions to conform. Art is a tool for self-exploration; she goes beyond her perfectionist tendencies and allows her emotions to pour onto the canvas. In our chat she shares her studio rituals, creative process and her dreams as an artist.
Artist Stephanie May (McGowan) breathes playfulness into her vibrant ceramics. Gathering inspiration from her daily rituals, Stephanie explores themes such as water, movement and connection as she enters a meditative state to create emotional objects that spark joy and curiosity. In our chat she talks about how working directly with the clay connects her to the rawness of nature and grounds her; sharing her favourite parts of the creative process and how she overcomes challenges in her practice.
Now more than ever, having a sacred space that allows us to escape from the stresses of life, the endless notifications that flood our screens and the noise of daily life is needed for our mental health and overall well-being. Here are 3 simple steps you can take to create your own sacred space at home to bring more peace, reflection and creativity to your life.
Brittany Metka lets her intuition and inner wisdom guide her with her colourful abstract paintings. She embraces the process and feels the colours as she paints; viewing any "accidental" marks made, as a moment of collaboration between herself and the painting. Abstract art allows Brittany to connect to herself and feel present. Brittany shares her creative process and art rituals with us, and talks about how she manages feelings of anxiety and moments of waiting and wanting.