"Seeking Joy" by Ecila Huste

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Seeking Joy, 2020 - Limited Edition of 5

Print on Cotton Paper - photography of Acrylic on Canvas    

15"7/10 x 23"3/5 (40 cm x 60 cm) 


Ecila Huste

Seeking joy ...

During the pandemic and having not even one more canvas left to paint I decided to have a look at my old works on canvas.

I wish to do something different. I started cutting an old canvas into strips of the same width to see where that would lead me. But I was not very pleased with the result.

All of a sudden I decided to tear the canvas in irregular widths and different pieces of the fabric began to appear and the strips got much more interesting!

I tore one more canvas and another one and started giving form to that great volume of strips. Then I realized that a new work was appearing. I started imagining the strips inside an acrylic box or even becoming loose sculptures attached to the wall.

I took my camera and started shooting photos from different angles. Then it came to me that the photo itself was already a new work and I was delighted with the result!

I did not have time yet to make the experience of putting the strips into an acrylic box but I will certainly do it in the near future. I am sure it will look great.

Ecila Huste / 2020