STILLNESS TO ELYSIAN
PARTICIPATES IN THE 35TH CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL FINE ART COMPETITION IN NEW YORK
The Stillness to Elysian paintings represents the 10 stages of the artist's life in meditation that emanates from stillness. The paintings illustrate a myriad of metamorphosis stages from awakening, determination, balance, contentment, recreating vision, exploration, reminiscing, satisfaction, submissiveness, and achieving bliss from spiritual rebirth. "Going through a roller-coaster of emotions during unprecedented times of our lives is natural" according to the artist. However, when the mountain of doubt shifts, an aurora of hope appears. This anomaly of intense emotions may be ephemeral at first but conceivably restored with feelings of self-exploration until it captures the person's blissful state of rebirth or Elysian. Similar to the historical works of the artist, she consistently communicates that "hard work is a form of meditation" and the Stillness to Elysian paintings demystifies Chiqui's months of introspection that describes an individual's spiritual journey from the abyss of uncertainty to the high road in realizing elysian.