ISABELLA GARAFFA - "Abundance of Solitude" 60x72
ISABELLA GARAFFA’s larger scale collection comes to a climax today with the Launching of….
“Abundance of Solitude”
The latest Spring offerings are exquisite and capture the mood of Mother Nature herself….her winter expressions, (“when the wind blows” , “Enchanted Forest”) have been attracting unprecedented attention.
Decades in the making, ISABELLA has definitely found her calling. This local, self taught superstar pays homage to our surroundings like no other. Her recent, unprecedented expressions of Aspen’s Winter are simply breath-taking.
Creates the sensation of temperature, season, light and shadow like no one
After painting non-stop all last summer she recently completed her brand new studio space
Shares her intricate details of her process, displaying unsurmountable patience
Enjoy your closer look @ “ABUNDANCE OF SOLITUDE” 60x72 by Isabella Garaffa
“Probably less than half of you looking at this will take the time to read the description, and I get it, with all have busy lives. But that’s the point. The most profound things in life, are not there for the taking. They are hidden in places that only the ones that are truly looking will be given the reward of being found by them. And this is not because of some evil desire to play hide and seek only to culminate on an empty pursuit of wind. No. Is because our hearts are so dead that we can’t stand the pain any longer and we start looking for the life. And when that thirst gets so unbearable, is when we realize we never even started living. We were dead the whole time. And we need to be delivered. But can recognize it? “We need ears to hear and eyes to see so we can hear”. It sounds obvious at first, but it really is not. The Mona Lisa is just a portrait, until is not. The Lilies of Monet are just flowers on a pond, until is not. The mountains are just rocks, until is not. Your life is just your life, until is not. The obvious remains obvious, until is not.’
“I have been on this mountain many of times before. But this one peculiar afternoon, the weight of its beauty made me get off my bike and be quiet.Just present.”
…“just feel the wind. Feel the warmth of the sun. Hear the noise of life happening.”
“ Contemplate the colors of the flowers. Admire the softness of their petals, the delicacy of their intricate shapes.”
“Ponder on the light that is breaking through the hills and the peaks and the valleys and the meadows.”
“Look at how the shadows increase as the light moves down from the horizon. Be quiet in your soul. Hear not what you want to hear but listen to what you need to know.
“Tomorrow will be there when it comes, but today and now, is where you are.”
“All this abundance is not to be so quickly dismissed. Is to be soaked in your heart and mind as you get lost on the solitude of the wild. That’s why it is here. That’s why you are here. To come back to where you came from”.