Nina Gabriel Art

NINA GABRIEL’S ARTISTS STATEMENT

"Beyond the Rainbow"

“May our walking on Earth be gentle as the Union of a Butterfly and a Flower”

Traditional Buddhist Blessing

 

Rainbows are the same all over the world, and they are the same at any time we look at them. Our perception of them however, is different every time we see them as it is ever  changing, according to our mood, feelings and state of mind.

My earliest recollection and recognition of rainbows goes back to when I was a little girl, sitting beside my grandfather, at his famous desk where he used to make amazingly interesting and beautiful things. At the same time, he taught my brother and me the colors of the rainbow and that is where it all began – my love for beauty, color and art for things of beauty and for things that were left for us to interpret.

I felt connected to nature and its boundless beauty since my childhood. I also enjoyed making things – of clay or any other media. My grandfather taught us many of those techniques and approaches to expression. From my grandmother, I learned crochet, knitting, embroidery and some sewing. Later on, I learned to work with many different media, which I enjoy to this day.

The process of making a thing of beauty through connection with my inner self is the greatest meditation and a gift that I appreciate so much. The ideas and possibilities are endless. Life and nature offer me inspiration and feelings that provide basis for many of my works. Working with that kind of art allows me to connect with nature and the universe. At this stage of my life, the colors of the rainbows become more prominent. I have experienced these colors in both sweet and bitter ways through many events and circumstances in my life including the color black due to the very unfortunate events and the losses of the people I loved dearly- my parents and my brother Grant/Reli – the one I cherished the most all my life (all of whom I lost within 11 months 2006-07)

My art represents many philosophies, combining my deep interest in different cultures, beliefs, art, design, poetry, writing, music and many other forms of expression. I strive to understand the ideas behind them, the spirituality and the soul. Many times I bring several ideas into one work, be that a collage or some other form.

To produce art is the most satisfying experience for me and the results of my work I would like to share with as many people as possible thus spreading my spirit far and wide.

My art has contributed enormously to my own spiritual growth, at the same time testing my patience, persistence and will. It has brought me curiosity, hope and faith.

It is my sincere wish that my art and poetry bring peace, happiness and joy to anyone that appreciates it. I also hope that it will bring forth many positive feelings such as love, faith, confidence and truly all the good that life has to offer.

“I am convinced that any attempt to restore harmony in the world can only rest on the renewal of personal responsibility.”

Andrei Tarkovsky

Since my early childhood I was instilled with wisdom from my dear grandfather, who taught me to choose peace instead of a fight or destruction; to find peace in my heart and be compassionate towards my fellow human beings, nature and animals.

I was led to create beauty in the midst of adversities and struggles facing my family and life in general. I have followed his teachings incorporating the teachings of many spiritual leaders and knowledge that I have acquired throughout my education, reading and search for truth and meaning of life. I strongly believe in Love, Harmony and Peace that can only stem from our heats and resonate outwardly creating the same all around us and in the world. To spread this message is my contribution to humanity, as I have been led to, having gone to great depths into my soul through my art, poetry and writings. Encountering many struggles and numerous obstacles, I was still able to get where I am today, as an artist, poet and designer and follow my dream and came to this understanding, knowledge and wisdom that I would like to share with the world – to help and assist others on their own journeys of life towards peace and harmony on earth, and provide means to help follow their dreams.

“We heal our hearts with rays of love and forgiveness, appreciating beauty within all things and most of all within ourselves, celebrating our existence by creating our own forms of beauty and illuminated by our soul’s light we become beautiful beings with great love in our hearts.”

Nina Gabriel

P.S. By all means I never claim to have grown fully spiritually nor have I arrived to a place of total bliss. Especially when life has presented the most difficult challenges in my life, such as losing my whole blood family within 11 months in 2006-07, when I tried exceptionally hard to find my center and faith once again. The Bliss that I experience is only when I create art, write poetry or assist others with healing and charitable works, and as far as my spiritual journey it is a Journey not a destination.

I am infinitely grateful for my grandparents, parents and especially my brother who have assisted me enormously on this journey and the years that I have lived with all of them with the experience and true meaning of unconditional love on many levels and forms.

Finally I am humbled and grateful to Higher Power/Universe for enriching my life with such gifts of beauty and healing, because when I create and heal as well as get healed, I know it is not me, but some other energies that work through me, I am only a humble servant working for the greatest good.

Living in My Bliss

Under the shadows of Love

Which I found in sadness and sorrow of the past,

I found my Jewel in the Crown of Beauty,

And in the light of bright stars of passionate Venus

And ever- strong Mars Harmony was created,

The harmony of my true essence was born,

By being a woman creating on this Earth,

I travel to Heaven in my dreams, only to bring

True Love to Earth, by living in my Bliss

Nina Gabriel

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