The Olive Women Series
The 'Olive Women' Series at the Florence Biennale 2017
My Olive Women are inspired from ancient olive trees. They are mythical figures created by my imagination while sitting under an olive tree in my partner’s olive grove. While watching my partner pick olives the old fashioned way, I drew the amazing figures that I saw in those trees.
Letting my imagination fly away, inspiration became a force in the most spontaneous way that sparked creativity, portraying women as ancient as those olive trees; as givers of life. And I came to realize that like mother nature cradles earth, my drawings portray how these ‘Olive Women’ cradle sustainability.
They are diverse in all their shapes and forms, but are one in unity of spirit with the gift of motherhood as the base of sustainability.