"Sticks and Strings that Bind" - watercolor and ink, 5" x 7
My name is Sabrinna Bautista, and I am a Los Angeles based experimental artist. I specialize in the themes of occultism, nihilism, and absurdism in my art.
In the past, I've always been cynical on the topic of love. I don't know how the romantic pessimism started; maybe the fear of getting hurt, or having someone know who you are entirely, or being forced to change into a lifestyle I didn't want drove me into an aloof state. I used to be very difficult to date. In fact, when the blessed words "I love you" were serenaded into my ear, I responded with questions and cold, snarky remarks rather than open arms and warm passion. What a bitch I was, right?
Despite the facade, I do see the value of love. I'm not very good at expressing romance and passion verbally, but I find my art is the better medium of love letters for me.
When I think of love, I think of it as a budding sweet pea that needs to be nurtured in order to fully bloom. I think of experiencing new things, growing with each other, and sharing each other's lives. There is "i" and "u" in mutuality. Empathy creates mutual sensitivity, and elation is two suns needing to rise on both horizons. I want to travel the world with who I love, create a life worth telling as a cooperative work, and, hopefully, have the same person report to me how I look once I'm old.
... Maybe that's why I used to be so cold. I was always so worried to have my sense of romanticism shattered.
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