Devora Maché is an amazing artist! Her work is a fascinating complex blend of geometrical shapes, cultural symbols, and spiritual translations that evoke a sense of greater meaning, unity and balance.
Her range of mediums are from painted canvases to woodblocks and prints. The spiritual and enlightening nature of her work transcends through the color and energy in all her pieces.
What inspired You to be an artist?
It was natural to become an artist. I wanted to get to know my inner being, the essence of who I am as a spirit and discover that relationship to the universe around me. When I was 12 years old I knew that I wanted to express myself through the visual arts and become an artist. My interest led me on a journey of life, including traveling around the world, learning languages, exploring cultures and their natural habitats. I made drawings and paintings of what I experienced: By being aware of the universe around me, I discover abundant love for nature, humanity and life itself. My art is a reflection of what life is for me, of my self awareness within this world. It is the greater self awareness that makes the magic happen. Through the process of making artworks, I am able to go within to see and experience my inner being, my spiritual being of peace and joy. This translation of my experience is my inspiration as an artist.
Tell us about your work:
I collected symbols since young age throughout my life and on various journeys around the world. Some of my works are juxtapositions of shapes and symbols from all over the globe which appear as transparent webs, connecting all humanity, and relaying the message of the undeniable unity and commonalities found in all people. My traveling exhibitions of symbols serve as a subtle meditative reminder of wisdom we all posses, the wisdom of unity. I recreate ancient and new symbols that speak differently to each of us. They can be envisioned as concentrated energy vortexes that have evolved over many millenia. These healing symbols transmit energy that works through our sub-conscious to promote healing and light. Sometimes I display one large scale symbol on canvas, or I create an installations of 500-1000 small symbols. Symbols are like magnets to me and there language brought me on an amazing journey.
What is a creative session like for you?
When I go through the process of creating, I bring my inner being to “that” energy which I want to re-experience when I look at the finished painting. The painting will become a reflection of my inner stage. It is a translation of my experience that I am bringing to my work. For that I prepare myself internally. I enter a form of meditation and free myself from thoughts. like this the canvas becomes the mirror of my inner joy expressed through color and shape. I enjoy being in the now and being present to possibilities. When I am creating I am generating a sense of great inner peace and connectivity as part of the whole.
Are you doing any new work?
The familiarity of my environment will be the past tomorrow and is ever changing. 30 years of work with symbols has shown me that all symbols are an embodiment of something. They are an expression of love, to express that which is beyond expression to be expressed. Children are an expression of love. In my new series of paintings called “Rays” I am portraying my experience of one consciousness and our inherent unity with all life forms and all consciousness forms. Rays of Light are my free expression of joyous colors and shapes. They evoke my true spirit. Devoras’ Work can be seen on her Website http://www.devoramache.net