Next up Train Station Exhibiton….

I love it when new venues appear to show art!! This Wednesday 13th of July from 19:30 is the opening of the show.

I am delighted to be involved in this collective exhibition, with my favorite artists and friends; Raquel Carrero, Susana Do Santos & Regina Quesdada!

The space is part of the Up Hostel, joined right at the hip of the Estación del Norte, in Valencia!

The theme we chose is “The Passenger”! It has a wide meaning for each artist. My principal work is with butterflies. With it´s meaning of transformation and resurrection, a passenger of life!

“In the Old World, the connotation was negative; the butterfly was thought to be the spirit of the dead. In Gnostic art, the angel of death is depicted crushing a butterfly underfoot. Its attraction to flame and light symbolize purification by fire. Sailors who saw a butterfly prior to embarkation believed that they would die at sea. In some areas of England, it is thought that butterflies contain the souls of children who have come back to life. Elsewhere in England, a person is supposed to kill the first butterfly they see or face a year of bad luck; if that first butterfly in spring is yellow, sickness is in store for the entire family. Only in Scotland and Ireland does the appearance of a golden butterfly signify something good – it is believed that a golden butterfly near the dead ensures the soul’s place in heaven.” (www.purespirit.com)

 

Published by lisagingles

Lisa Gingles is a Northern Ireland born, Valencia based artist. Having studied Fine Art in the University of Ulster, Belfast, she moved to Valencia, Spain in 1998. She has exhibited over the past few years in Spain, U.K, Ireland and N.Ireland. Lisa´s work is mainly made up of small drawings and collage using old book covers and there ripped out pages as a base. " The artist´s works conjure a bewitching world of eerie fairly tales and ancient folklore, a world where both menacing and benign forces of nature are at play" Sunday Business Post, 9th September 2012, Susan Morrel.

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