My inspiration for Ataria emerges from complex natural elements such as microscopic spheres and the celestial cosmos. I sought to highlight the tension between opposites, the physical and otherworldly, soft and hard. In this series, I embrace the ethereal elements found in flora, fauna, wind, and water to stimulate the imagination.
My paintings allude to cloud formations and momentary waves. They capture movements that exist for a second and then disappear. Metaphorically they refer to hope and positive possibilities as they allow me to remove myself from the struggles of daily life and look at the bigger picture.
I use resin primarily as my base and combine various methods and mediums such as acrylic and ink. The depth created through multiple layers allows my paintings to shift and change depending on how the light hits them.
The dominant gray hues create cloudy characteristics that I break up with vibrant and bold colors. This unique quality of my works alludes to the pulse of the earth. Furthermore, the texture evokes imagery reminiscent of aerial scopes looking down. Embracing these aerial qualities allows me to create meditative and tranquil compositions.