"Samantha daSilva (1978) is a Brazilian-born artist new to Gallery MAR in Park City. She is a third-generation artist shaped by migration, assimilation, and her desire to create. She has moved over forty times as a result of natural disasters and life circumstances. Like many who have experienced migration, she underwent a process of assimilation at the crucial age of 10, and her relationship with things was forever altered by having to leave so much behind. Her artwork has become a navigational tool that helps to connect her to new surroundings and provides a form of consistency in a life full of movement. Watch her process of creation in her Utah-based studio, filmed by Claire Wiley of Eclectic Brew Productions." Gallery MAR
Samantha da Silva: Belonging, Spirituality, and Resourcefulness:
"New Gallery MAR Artist, Samantha da Silva considers nature her co-creator. Each piece is inspired by the earth and comes from the earth as she incorporates earthy pigments, powders, and minerals into her work. Check out our blog on her work to learn more about her natural processes here. This particular piece, “108 Mantras,” embodies her signature style of earthy textures and heavenly colors. The blues and metallic golds in this piece are sure to complement any space, especially one as large and dynamic as this stone fireplace here. Play up the textures in your home with the textual work of Samantha da Silva."
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I've always had a penchant for fashion. So, when Gallery Mar extended an invitation to collaborate on a set of hand-painted boots inspired by my cherished studio footwear, I couldn't have been more excited.
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As a business owner, I juggle various responsibilities, but one of the most rewarding aspects of my role is fostering connections within my community, particularly with children. Each child is a unique universe, brimming with needs, desires, and boundless creativity. I feel fortunate for my collaboration with Ogden Contemporary Arts and Boys and Girls Clubs Weber Davis, which allows me to inspire self-expression and a deeper connection to nature through the arts.
My enduring partnership with Workshop SLC stands as one of the longest-standing connections since my arrival in Utah. I am profoundly grateful for the vibrancy of this dynamic community, and I extend special appreciation to Lucia Estrada Murdock for her invaluable contributions.
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New Work | Raw, elegant, and poetic.
My latest pieces capture the essence of place, using iron-rich Utah dirt, salt from the Great Salt Lake, foraged sawdust and metallic pigments.
A moon painting in this new moon phase—a moment for pause, reflection, intention-setting, and planting seeds.
THE BLACK SHEEP | NONCONFORMITY
This series emerged as a way to connect with and honor my late father's Brazilian gaucho heritage. Using animal hides as the central medium, I delve into themes of spirituality, home, and belonging.
The Black Sheep, 2023
sheepskin & acrylic on frame
20" x 16"
This series emerged as a way to connect with and honor my late father's Brazilian gaucho heritage.
Using animal hides as the central medium, I delve into themes of spirituality, home, and belonging. From the symbolic representation of materialism in "The Golden Calf" to the embodiment of nonconformity in "The Black Sheep," each sculpture weaves metaphorical layers into the ongoing narrative of my work. "The Lamb of God" embodies innocence, while "The Bronze Serpent" draws inspiration from biblical symbolism, signifying healing.
By exploring these narratives, my intention is for the art to prompt viewers to reflect on their own stories and discover a profound connection within the intricate threads of our shared existence.
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.