Happy Monday to all. Today I am pleased to share with you the work of an artist I recently met online. I saw Gina Duque’s art on the cover of the journal Current Oncology and was blown away. (Every month this journal features a different artist – be sure to check out their archives. )
I’m going to tempt you with one painting today and you can look forward to others at a later date. To read more about Gina and see more of her work you can click here. Her works are for sale as well. Enjoy!
In her own words:
About the Artist
Whether it’s through prints like ‘Calypso’ or paintings like ‘Eukarya’, the essence of my work stems from creating mystical images inspired by cellular biology, the concept of healing and my interest in exploring the spiritual connection between the body and mind. I am currently using images derived from medical imaging technology to portray cells, tissues and systems of the human body.
During the last two and a half years of my cancer treatment, creating artworks has become a therapeutic and fulfilling process, eventually evolving into a spiritual and mindful practice.
Gina Duque is an emerging artist currently attending the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario for her Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Degree. Originally from Cali, Colombia, she immigrated to Canada with her mother at the age of eleven to Walkerton, Ontario.
“Eukarya,” is a mixed media painting that explores the concept of the body as the ultimate self-regenerating system through the power of visualization and the mind -body connection. Fantastical in nature, “Eukarya” is a symbol for vibrant, radiant health that arises from the harmonious balance between the mind, body and soul.
by Gina Duque