Every month, as a part of our Third Friday open house, Third Degree welcomes a new local artist to showcase their work in the East Gallery. This month, we’re featuring some large, stunning mixed media paintings by the impeccable Luisa Otero Prada.
nat·u·ral·ized: “Established plant that lives in regions where it is not indigenous”
“I have always been moved, when I see a flower or plant from the region where I grew up; this series sprang out years ago without knowing.
“Art has always been part of my life. I was born in the land of Magic Realism and I love it; my intention is to create Visual Magic Realism in my work. The beauty and exuberance of nature and people are my deepest inspiration to paint.
“It is weaving all the layers and threads of my life, my cultural background and my emotions, that I feel complete when I paint; the gold, the fibers, the textures, they are always there, as witness of my heritage and companions of my search, as I continue my journey as a woman, as a mother and as an immigrant, that doesn’t change, somehow it becomes stronger and more universal, I believe.”
~Luisa Otero Prada
Naturalized will be on display until Wednesday, June 13. Come visit Monday-Saturday 10:00a-5:00p & Sunday 11:00a-4:00p.
For more of Luisa’s work, visit her website.