Interior Gardens, 2000
Mixed media on Canvas
88 x 88 inches
Artist Connie Lloveras was born on Cuba and grew up in Miami, FL. She is well known for her abstract and mixed media paintings. She is a collectible Latin and Cuban artist who has had an incredible number of solo and group shows in the U.S. and Latin America.
Lloveras work juxtaposes natural organic elements in nature with more rigid structural forms. Tables, pots, and ladders are placed amidst trees, seeds and leaves. The work sets up a stark contrast between nature and constructed and man-made objects. It draws inspiration from establishing the similarities and differences that exist between them.
Lloveras describes this work, “Interior Gardens” was created during a time where I was getting my inspiration from the spiritual realm and nature”. The painting is comprised of two sections. The top part being a partial heart shape open to the bottom section. The bottom section has five vessels reminiscent of human torsos. The top section is pouring out light seeds into the bottom section recipients. The work speaks of the spiritual longing that I believe to be a universal, and central part of human existence.