Ave del Paraíso (Bird of Paradise)
2019, 48" x 36" (121.92 x 91.44 cm), Acrylic, soft pastel and gesso on raw canvas
This piece is a nod of the head to Gabriela Gil's most cherished memories of Latin America, particularly its tropical and colorful nature. It is her first abstraction of the "bird of paradise" plant.
References that come to mind: bird of paradise plant, Latin America, my mother's garden, dance, flow, the first abstraction of reality (the flower)