Free to Be Elephant
About the Artist:
“Free To Be Since 2016”
I was asked to join in on a fun sidewalk art project to commemorate Sarasota's 100 year anniversary’ A last minute jump on the gun I asked my Artner in Crime @mistymanicdreamgirl to help me and collaborate. Denise asked, “it needs to say a story” “speaks Sarasota” ... so I was like maybe the Alien Space Jesus isnt a good a idea.. so I thought about the Ringling Bros circus home town of Sarasota I remember about the 2016-17 liberation of Animal use in Circuses... there was an act of Ballerina Elephants I read about’ Sad, enigmatic and changing times story. Although its part of our childhood memories and part of the American history, it was also part of us to learn to have compassion. We learn to grow with love. This is where I came up with a Free, Joyous and Liberated Ballerina. In spirit of Pride month it also reflected on all the injustice that the progressive movement has fought for decades to liberate rights for those who also wish to be happy joyous and free... Free to dance, free to love, free to be’
Born in Mexico but raised in both the American MidWest and Mexico City, Israel blends his cultural upbringing with a new age world approach. Sacred Geometry, Art Nouveau, Surrealism and Psychedelia are a few of the many influences that Israel combines to express his style and energy. Self thought in the fine arts but studied Digital Media Production in Chicago IL.
With a balance of the feminine and masculine, blending eras in time from ancient esoteric symbolism to future designs, Israel brings forth a new taste in which we always reincarnate from the past into the future.
Israel mostly works on plywood with the blend of oils, metallics, spray paint, wood stains, incense and ink. Using made-shift tools to get the almost precise geometry into the composition. With themes of dreams, meditation, and visionary work from the within connecting with cosmic and psychedelic expressions. Mostly empowered by women, Israel captures the feminine energy in his most recent works from his “Ombilical” series.
Working as an art director, graphic and web designer, digital media production, he also finds passion in cooking, skating, multi instrumentalist and reading.
"The chance I got to meet other artists and be able to work with one another on our own pieces was very inspirational and a catalyst for new endeavors.
Israel's websit is at : israelalpizar.com