Why did you pick this picture?
I picked this picture since it was the most meaningful to me. Personally I get more attached to drawings which mean something deeper, applicable to real life, providing that they cause a relatable feeling which some may find comforting in rough times.
Where did the idea come from?
Ever since I was a kid I always admired dancers and the way they expressed themselves. Moreover, to me they represented the chasing of dreams, which lead to this idea, where butterflies symbolize such dreams, fleeding away, as it is inevitable in life to let go of many of them.
What does this art mean to you?
Originally the butterflies were supposed to represent dreams as they’re slipping away, but they may also represent people, in the same context, and also when we’re more worried about those who go away than the ones who actually stay, who brighten up things around us. Sometimes we realise that some people were made to stay in the past, even though it may be hard to accept it and move on. In fact, we might even let the people who are meant to be with us in that same moment go, while chasing the unreachable. The fact that the dancer is trying to reach the farthest ones instead of the ones closer to her represents that same situation.
What can you tell us about yourself?
I’m a Portuguese high school student who loves art and music. I’m looking forward to find a way to conjugate this areas with my school life and hopefully get a job related to these in the future, even though I’m studying science at the moment. I also have a big passion for travelling and getting to know new places and cultures around the world, so it’s one of my biggest dreams to travel the world.
What more can you tell us about your art?
I love to try new art mediums and I’m still trying to find the one that best suits me, even though I really like to paint with watercolours and coloured pencils, as well as drawing with graphite and charcoal.
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