This original painting by Tamara Arcilla is a 4in x 4in square gouache painting, ships in an 9in x 9in black frame with tempered glass
Cluster of Connection
What truly connects us? Before this pandemic I think it was largely proximity. After, I think we have all seen that we have more in common with people outside our locale than maybe we even realized. I have found this to be a fun concept to ponder the past few months and I am curious to see how this event impacts the way we navigate connection in the years to come.
Each cluster of florals in the series is named after a different attribute or virtue of humanity that I saw demonstrated in new or interesting ways over the past weeks. I hope these flowers communicate a sense of belonging, of reassurance and hope that beauty is and will continue to rise. I hope we all look back at this deeply awkward time and see that we took more good than bad from the experience. I say this, not to diminish anyone’s pain or loss, because that is also a valid response to these times, but to bring light into a dark and trying time for many. Read more on the blog.