Season Divas

Diva de printemps, 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Collection the artist. 

„I believe in process. I believe in four seasons.
I believe that winter’s tough, but spring’s coming.
I believe that there’s a growing season.
And I think that you realize that in life, you grow.
You get better.“ — Steve Southerland

Diva de printemps, 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Collection the artist. 

Diva de printemps, 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Collection the artist.

Balance, harmony and character dominate the Season Divas Collection. Proud yet timid the Divas pose in front of suburban settings. The constellation of the four paintings,  as well as the vivid colors and few accessories like birds or golden leaves suggest the idea of different seasons, where each Diva represents a season.  The background is kept secondary through a minimum of details.

The seasons suggest the idea of a changing scenery, times for a person to rethink and rediscover the world around him/her. This way the change outside can represent the inner changes. What thrives a person through the circle of his life and how can seasons be found in the course of a lifetime, in a relationship in a simple action.

The idea of personifying the seasons  is not new – examples could be found in the works of the Old Masters’ as well as Alphonse Mucha’s nymph-like creatures. However, Miki’s Divas set against the seasonal views of the countryside breathed new life into the classic theme. In the four panels shown here, Miki captures the moods of the seasons – innocent Spring, sultry Summer, fruitful Autumn and frosty Winter, and together they represent the harmonious cycle of Nature.

 

Diva d’été , 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Collection the artist. 

Diva d’été , 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Collection the artist.

Diva d’automne, 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Collection the artist. 

Diva d’automne, 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Collection the artist.

Diva d’hiver, 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Collection the artist. 

Diva d’hiver, 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Collection the artist.