Joset Medina

Copy of Ripping Layers

 

Ripping Layers

“I believe we are formed by layers and we are in a constant movement and evolving. For me, there is always a next page or something new to learn about myself and others around me.  I have learned a lot about myself and I can appreciate it when I rip my own layers to look back and now to enjoy the beauty of change".

Blossoming Beyond a Bruised Heart (2018)

Acrylic, watercolor, ink and gold leaf on paper

30 x 22 inches

"In love and in life along with every success there are always failures and in the end it is how one learns from both and use it to grow. I used these lessons as an inspiration to create this work. “Blossoming Beyond a Bruised Heart” takes emotions and pain from my life and shows the growth I have garnered from those experiences to truly find joy beyond the bruises."

Embracing the Rain (2018)

Acrylic, watercolor, ink and gold leaf on paper

30 x 22 inches

"I wanted to capture a beautiful moment in Vietnam where the rain, the mountains, the river, and the people were all interwoven into an almost surreal scenery. It was mesmerizing to me to gaze upon the resiliency of a people and a country blossoming like the lotus through the mud and rain of its own past."

 

 

 

Vietnamese Woman (2018)

Ink and watercolor on paper

12 x 8.5 inches

Still Floating (2018)

Ink, watercolor, acrylic and pencil on paper

12 x 9 inches

The Paper Boat (2018)

Ink, watercolor, acrylic and pencil on paper

10 x 6 inches

A Bay of Goddesses (2018)

Acrylic, watercolor, ink and charcoal on paper

30 x 22 inches

" I spent Christmas 2017 in Halong Bay Vietnam and this was the inspiration for this piece. It was mesmerizing to me to contemplate the beauty of the landscape, it was an surreal experience, which made me wonder and imagine stories about a submerged world, a magical world where reality and imagination blends."

Ripping Layers (2017)

Acrylic, watercolor, ink and gold leaf on paper

30 x 22 inches

"The piece juxtaposing ripped pieces of paper to represent the metaphorical analogies of my own personal growth and ability to look back and move change forward and appreciate the beauty of it all.  The deliberate use of monarch butterflies reflected the long journey as well as the physical and mental metamorphosis I experienced in my life."