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La Farba's eco-conscious art

Interview with La Farba

1. Please tell us something about your background and your art journey so far.

I have always had a deep connection with nature and a passion for creating. Growing up surrounded by forests and a family that valued sustainability, I naturally gravitated towards using wood and recycled materials in my art. My journey began with photography, paintings, small sculptures and functional art pieces, gradually evolving into more complex installations and conceptual works. Along the way, I've had the privilege of collaborating with other eco-conscious artists and creating exhibitions that highlight environmental themes.

2. Can you tell us more about the theme in your art and your inspiration?

The central theme in my art is the dualism in this world, and finding harmony between humanity and nature. I aim to highlight the beauty and resilience of the natural world while also raising awareness about environmental issues. My inspiration comes from the organic forms and textures found in nature, as well as the stories of people and my own nature. By using recycled materials, I hope to convey the message that we can create something beautiful while minimizing our impact on the planet. Plus impressionism paintings and music world, for sure are my big hidden inspiration.

3. How does your art life impact other parts of your life?

Being an artist deeply committed to sustainability has influenced every aspect of my life. It has made me more mindful of my consumption habits, that’s why I create "LA Habits" series of sculpture. It tells about bad habits - addiction for coffee, obsession for bodybuilding, shoes overconsumption around the world etc. My art practice has also brought a sense of purpose and fulfillment, knowing that my work contributes to a larger conversation about the environment.

4. Could you share any difficulties and hardships you had to face in life and how or if you managed/overcame them?

The biggest hardship was gaining recognition in the art world, which often favors more traditional mediums. Persistence, networking, and participating in eco-focused art events helped me carve out a niche for myself.

5. Share your worst experience in the art world.

The worst experience was dealing with a gallery that misrepresented my work and failed to uphold its sustainability promises. They used my art as a greenwashing tool, which felt like a betrayal of my core values. This taught me the importance of thoroughly vetting partnerships and standing firm in my principles, even if it means turning down lucrative opportunities.

6. Is the artist life lonely? Please share your thoughts and experiences.

The artist life can indeed be lonely at times, as much of the work requires solitude and deep focus. To combat loneliness, I make an effort to engage with my community, attend art events, and collaborate with other artists. While the artist's path can be solitary, it doesn't have to be isolating. However, to be honest i like to isolate myself sometimes, this solitude also allows for introspection and my creativity to flourish.

7. What practical advice can you give to fellow artists?

Stay true to your vision and values, even when faced with challenges. Network with other artists and professionals who share your passions; they can offer support, opportunities, and collaboration. Keep learning and experimenting with new techniques and materials to keep your work fresh and engaging. Finally, don’t be afraid to share your story and the message behind your art—it's often what resonates most with people.

8. What are you working on at the moment and are there any upcoming events you would like to talk about?

At the moment I am working on a sculpture - my body size, covered with sharp wood - protecting my fragle inside. At the same time I create LA S series, that lateley is connecting me with forest's spirit. During summer time I will have a lot of creative work with outdoor festivals (TOTEM Festival, Art Piknik Festival) and I am honored to be a part of the great sculpture exhibition LABO by Totuart in Warsaw.


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