Art by Elicia Edijanto Mon, Sep 11, 2017
I love art and the process of being creative and the idea of making something out of a blank page, but I've never really had a painting or piece of art "speak to me" (unless we're considering shoes as art - then a lot of pieces of art speak to me)...At least until I discovered Indonesian artist, Elicia Edijanto.
Elicia's art is primarily done in black watercolor, and is inspired by nature and, specifically, the relationship between humans and nature. Each painting is a beautiful, eerie, dreamlike depiction of powerful animals with children. I love the juxtaposition of the wild animals paired with the gentle innocence of the children that Elicia paints.
In her words, she says, "My subjects are often children and animals because they are honest, sincere, unprejudiced and unpretentious. It will be easier for people to feel the emotions. They give me so much inspiration for particular mood or atmosphere, such as tranquility, solemnity, and also wildness and freedom, which I put on my paintings."
Children have a natural bond with animals and nature, and it seems that the older most people get, the further removed from nature they become. Which is why I love the reminder that her artwork gives of the importance of the interconnectedness between humans and nature. Check out a few of my favorites below and see more of her incredible art at instagram.com/eliciaedijanto.