To celebrate International Women's Day 2020, from Monday 9th March until Friday 13th, the vibrant mixed-media works of Sarina Mantle will be exhibited within the Import Atrium. This exhibition is titled Sacred Feminine Collection.
Sarina is an Author of international published self-care colouring book Women Patterns & Plants sold in the Museum of modern art in New York, Smithsonian Museum, Barnes & Nobel and bookshops worldwide. Her work has featured in publications such as Pride & Essence magazine and her artwork & cards are currently stocked in the William Morris Gallery in London. Sarina is a freelance artist & owns her own art & design label called Wildsuga where she multi-disciplines in graphic illustration, painting, sewing, block printing & screen printing.
Her BA degree in fashion Design & her love for textiles & travelling to her ancestral Caribbean islands of St Lucia, Jamaica, as well as South Americas Peru & Mexico, has been a large tropical influence on her canvas painting collections.“I spent roughly every two years leaving London to spend my summer holiday on the beach with my mum at my grandma’s house in St Lucia. Surrounded by plants, birds of paradise, hibiscus, palm trees, coconuts, mangoes and stories of my ancestors, what they sacrificed, gained, loss and cherished on their island & my mum always returned home, we never travelled anywhere else growing up.”Sarina shares her fascination with the scared & healing nature of womanhood. She taps into self-love, transformation & re-connection to the natural world through her bold & warm paintings.
Ever inspired by the changing landscape of the feminine archetype, she depicts paintings which possess & seduce emotional connection. Whether it is through the depth of their eyes, the pathway of inward transition, or the nourishing nature of that jungle-like wanderlust, Sarina finds graphic & colourful harmony with patterns and organic forms of flora & fauna plant life.In her work you will also witness for example the sister who is there to lean on, the protective warrior mother and the ancestral healer as if those painting themselves become objects of guidance, therapy & healing stories, weaving empowered forms of redemption, wellbeing and faith that the portrait acts as a mirror reflecting different aspects of ourselves.
Sarina founded Wildsuga in 2008 – take a look here to see her prints, textiles and portraits.
Venue: Atrium, Import Building, Republic
Date: Week Commencing Monday 9th March
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Price: FREE for Republic tenants
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