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Formas y colores/ shapes and colors

Formas y colores/ shapes and colors: collage work by Vanessa Monfreda

Formas y colores was inspired by a trip to Ecuador in july 2017.
I was working for a catering company in a kitchen indoors with no sunlight. I was still mourning my son’s suicide and decided to visit my parents in Ecuador.
Even though I had lived in Ecuador for many years, I now began to appreciate all the beauty in my surroundings with more gratitude .
Everywhere I looked the colors seemed brighter and in great abundance - fruit markets, tropical flowers, mountainous landscapes. Many houses were painted with lush and vibrant hues in the most unexpected ways. There were beautiful shapes and colors everywhere.
The grief and sorrow had changed me, allowed me to appreciate beauty more than ever. It felt like an iluminating discovery that transformed my state of mind.

shapes and colors
collage on paper
11x14"
2017