With our series “An artist´s life.” we want to share the stories of the people behind the art.
“An artist´s life.”
The stories of the people behind the art
#22 Savannah Angela
Savannah Angela is an artist and photographer based in Barcelona, Spain. Her projects revolve around consciousness and sustainability; touching on themes of embodiment and connection to our material world through a connection to nature, creation of habitat, and the mystery of the creative process.
poetry often enters through the window
M C Richars
everywhere, beauty is an important
a mi me esperaba la lejanía y el recuerdo
tú tenías una maravillosa realidad
The other day my boyfriend asked me when I began to write. My mom told me that I wanted to tell stories before I could get them onto paper. That I would dictate my stories and they would write them down while I made the illustratations. It makes me think of a book my dad gave me when I was 18, filled with these sort of stories, of children and their intrinsic knowing of what will lead them towards their creative future life.
I have made drawings and paintings for as long as I can remember. These mediums feel so much a part of my existence, my way of transformation. Philosophy become the language for loving this process. The encompassing quiet of a zen koan, the imagery of the tarot, steeped in symbolism. As I began to study design I came to realize that all my art communicated though symbolism. Never in a direct way, always though intuition. The way a pair of scuffed leather shoes speak of sturdy individualism, or the billows of a white shirt alludes to the salt smell of the air above the open sea. My favorite symbols where those that returned me to the love affair with creativity. The thoughtless paint stains like the ink of summer blackberries, the metallic weight of an analog camera.
When I began with photography it felt like trying to get as close as possible to the breath of life. This temporal, silver lining, where the light was right. There was no perfectionism when a photograph turned out right, rather it was always a process of stumbling upon something unexpected; small and breathtaking like an old letter or a crumpled flower, bruised and wondrously breathing with a fragile sort of life.
Model: Savannah Angela
Photographer: Berlin studio, Michael Wintjen
Other images are self portraits.
For me creative living is
a never-ending process.
In Latin the word is opus,
it is a composition, is
a soulful sort of work.
Something that brings
you forever closer to the
essential aspect of our
To connect to the world around us is in our very nature,
the creative process is a form of returning.