I Gave You Clean Water (2019)
colored pencil, acrylic ink, gold marker on live edge wood
57 x 11 In.
I paint on salvaged live edge wood. The bark, the knots, the grain of the wood and all the imperfections in the surface are seeds of inspiration for me. With some paintings I let the wood tell me what is hidden in it and for other ideas I search for a specific piece of wood. I use mostly colored pencils, acrylic inks and gold. I like the inks because they let the wood grain show through adding another dimension. The gold in my art symbolizes universal love, the invisible world and the life force that unites all life. Many of my paintings depict this interconnectedness and also the need for us to be better caretakers of our beloved Mother Earth and its beings.
© Laila Kujala