Tone & Texture
Embodying simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. For the love of Tone, Texture & Sculptural elements. This piece lends a refined elegance to any interior space. #ThrowbackThursday
Elastic Heart, 2015
acrylic, gesso, plaster & fabric on canvas
30 x 30 in.
Close By Me Jewelry
NEW Partnership Announcement: Close By Me Jewelry
I am thrilled to announce a new partnership with Close By Me Jewelry to bring you beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry & Memorial Paintings made with cremation ashes.
DASILVA X WOW Atelier
Mark your calendars! I am thrilled to announce my collaboration with Wow Atelier (@wowatelier) in Salt Lake City, UT. NEW large-scale paintings will be on display in their award-winning atelier HQ starting Summer 2022. Opening Reception details to follow.
New Paintings | Spring 2022
When an artist paints in alignment with Source Consciousness, mere objects become eleaved and take on a sacred quality. A painting done in this manner becomes a protective talisman and an incantation for a richer, more abundant life.
New Paintings | Exploring Positive Affirmations
I Am Bold. I Am Brave. I Am Strong. I Am Courageous. I Am Leading with My Heart. I Am Intentional. Everyday I Feel My Purpose. I Am Living With Happiness. I Am Resonating At A High Frequency. I Am Brilliant. I Am Allowing Myself To Be Me. I Am Open To My Greatness.
Upcoming Exhibition | Dream States
Announcing a GROUP EXHIBITION at Finch Lane Gallery: https://saltlakearts.org/finchlanegallery/upcomingexhibitions/
Painting As A Yoga
How is your relationship with your canvas affecting the work that you do/don't do?
Your relationship with your canvas can take many different forms. The results can be as varied as your intentions. A canvas can be (to name just a few):
ceremony DREAMCATCHER drill sergeant ENEMY escape EXORCISM friend JOURNAL lover MEDICINE WHEEL mirror PLAYPEN sacred ritual STATUS SYMBOL therapist VISION BOARD wall decor YOGA MAT
NEW PAINTING INSTALLATION | A delightful afternoon (including a competitive game of Cornhole!) hanging out with our friends at Studio Moxie Architects, Park City. When I imagine my paintings integrated into a space, a contemporary interior like this one is at the top of my list: Clean lines, subtle sophistication & the juxtaposition of textures makes each piece stand out as individual and unique.
How do you share a sacred experience without running the risk of bastardizing it? Describing my recent experience for a commissioned painting with cremains (cremated human remains) feels a lot like trying to describe a dream. For the dreamer, the dream is ALIVE. But when the morning comes, the very act of verbalizing the dream makes it seem flatter, limited in depth and scope to the listener. It is my sincere hope that this is not the case.
Sometimes the work chooses you. My latest commission painting was a life altering experience: Painting with cremated human remains.
The coincidences had been stacking for years: My reputation for using unusual texture-making materials caused many people to ask me if I had ever thought about infusing cremains (cremated human remains) into my paintings. The honest answer? Yes! But I was afraid of potentially inviting “ill-tempered, disembodied guests” into my life.
When a dear friend recently asked me to create a Memorial Painting for her deceased husband, I felt with my entire body & soul that this was exactly the work I was meant to do: to be a gentle guide through the transitional time of death.
The fear is gone. I have stepped over the threshold into a new frontier that feels comfortable, natural & right to me. I am in reverence & in awe. This is what it's like to feel on PURPOSE.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.