La Foresta is changing with every season as the real forest does. Every new spring, summer, autumn and winter it celebrates changing seasons of nature and of our lives. As snow melts away, as buds turn into leaves, as leaves start to change colour, as they fly away with the wind, as new buds are born - at the turn of each season we invite a different artist to create a portrait of la Foresta in summer, autumn, spring or winter. Each creator's image will represent la Foresta online for three months and later will become part of the permanent Museum of Seasons. During these three months Visual Strolls becomes an online gallery, a visual viewing room, exhibiting the work of the invited artist.
We are interested in a larger context of art and creativity in society, in looking at these in a broader sense, as forces that change our state of attention. That’s why we started Visual Strolls. We want to invite you to join us and never stop looking at the world from new perspectives, as it unfolds around and inside of us, as one state of being is continuously being replaced by another in cyclical circularity. We invite you to contemplate the world anew with us through the eyes of the artists. Artists we invite come from very different backgrounds, personal, cultural and professional, some are known, some are just beginning their work, some live in cities, some in villages, some paint, some draw, some stich. What unites these visual creators is their affinity with nature and poetry of their perception. To continue reading our reflections on arts entering life click here.
SPRING this year is brought to la Foresta by Olya Leontieva, a visual artist based in Moscow. Tenderness and sensitivity in the way Olya perceives and expresses her impressions of nature moved us to invite her to bring this year’s delicate spring to LaForesta. To explore rhythms, textures and colours of Olya’s work, as well as to read her personal reflections on her connection to forests, stroll on.
La Foresta Portrait by Olya Leontieva: Spring 2019
Cover image by Olya Leontieva