Inspired by advocacy, empowerment and acceptance, this piece explores the dimensionality of mental illness and the role we as a society play in forwarding and creating awareness. Reflecting on the important notion that a person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease may face many misconceptions and stereotypes, the intention of this piece is to capture the unique essence of an individual despite these assumptions and reinforce that they are more than just a series of labels or medical terms.
Katrina Elena is an abstract artist currently working and residing in Oakville, Ontario. Working predominantly in acrylics and mixed media she draws her inspiration from the natural world focusing merely on form, movement and texture.
Elena’s fluid paintings are meditative in practice and are largely based around her love for colour and the powerful ability it has to generate emotions and connections. Her paintings echo themes of reflection and self-exploration, and seek to forge a journey of retrospection.
As an emerging artist, she has showcased some of her works throughout the Greater Toronto Area including at Blank Canvas Gallery, Graven Feather and Beaux-Arts Brampton.