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Dancing in the Dark, by Javiera Estrada

Dancing in the Dark, by Javiera Estrada

Javiera Estrada

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This photographic series is inspired by a photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of the interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula some 7,000 light years from Earth that is entitled Pillars of Creation. It is a place where stars are born and simultaneously eroding by the light of nearby stars. Almost every element of earth was formed at the heart of a star. Our bodies are remnants from the bursting of these beautiful crystals of light. My fascination with the study of astrology, meta and quantum physics which have been influential in her life and creative process. The series Pillars of Creation is an exploration of consciousness and the ever-expanding world of the universe within. Magical worlds are created through explosions of ink in water. Through the negative space, vibrant textures emerge organically. Similar to life, each image is a mystery unfolding, only to be revealed in the present moment.
"Like the empty space in the galaxy, I've been dying and re-birthing out of darkness into the light of new beginnings".

Javiera Estrada

Javiera Estrada, a multi-media artist born in Acapulco, Mexico in 1981, and later immigrating to the United States in 1989, showcases a diverse body of work spanning photography, mixed media, photograms, film, and textiles. Influenced by her childhood memories of Acapulco—a vibrant tropical paradise steeped in spiritual ritual and magical realism—Estrada's artistic endeavors delve into the intersection of reality and spirituality. Estrada’s mystical affinity for bridging the gap between the conscious landscape of reality and the subconscious world of the spiritual can be seen throughout her work. Philosophically, Estrada rejects Cartesian dualism and its compartmentalization of the whole, embracing a worldview of interconnectivity and unity consciousness. Artistically, she seeks to unify the mundane and the sacred. Javiera examines the theme of interconnected consciousness in a multitude of ways. From incorporating female bodies as sculptural forms in organic communion with nature, to creating galactic primordial environments with inks—fluid and formless, structures representing the “prima materia,” original essence of existence. The juxtaposition of shadow and light play a recurring role in Estrada’s explorations as well, representing the internal struggle between the spiritual and the physical.  Javiera examines the theme of interconnected consciousness in a multitude of ways. From incorporating female bodies as sculptural forms in organic communion with nature, to creating galactic primordial environments with inks—fluid and formless, structures representing the “prima materia,” original essence of existence. The juxtaposition of shadow and light play a recurring role in Estrada’s explorations as well, representing the internal struggle between the spiritual and the physical. Estrada describes her artistic process as both frenzied and laborious. The work is multi-layered and time-consuming, a technique she sees as inducing presence, while moving away from the high-speed nature of the digital age. The initial messy, chaotic stage of unknowing is essential to Estrada’s process, as it allows for connection with the deeper, subconscious elements wanting to emerge through the work.   Currently residing and working in Los Angeles, Javiera Estrada continues to push the boundaries of artistic expression, inviting viewers to embark on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening through her evocative creations.