Lorena Masferrer: Eat Your Heart Out
Eat Your Heart Out
Acrylic on canvas
I started “Eat Your Heart Out” in March, 2017 and I finished it February, 2019- two years of fun!
I initially had a strong feeling that it was going to be a strong and unique painting. Unbeknownst to me then, this was the beginning of a concept series called “Playful Faith” that I toy with, back and forth. Beautiful things evolve and blossom from it. I am so happy to have taken the leap into these lips and into that glorious “Sagrado” heart at their center. It’s allowed me to look at the religious iconography of my traditional Catholic upbringing, those strong images that resonate very deeply in my soul, and blend them in new ways with feminine elements.
It allowed me to have made the fun and powerful visual connection that the images that have been traditionally found in church architecture, walls, altars, niches and sculptures are now worn on bodies everywhere. Tattoos are now the new place for many of these religious icons to be found in a very intimate way. I love, love how the sacrosanct is now personal and as individual as the person who wears the ink. This piece opened up this beautiful, “Playful” space in my art where faith and art are personal and unique. I look forward to creating more pieces that come from this flow.
Get to Know the Austin Artist:
Lorena was born in Chile, came as a political refugee to the US with her family at 10 years old.
Lorena has been a passionate artist for all her life, has lived in numerous states and happily calls Austin home. Her exposure to different cultures and travels have sparked an obsessive love of art, nature and traditions. Lorena brings the colors and beauty of places, people, and cultures together into her unique vision. Sharing her art in every community where she has lived through artists’ coops, painting societies and exhibitions in numerous galleries. Lorena knows that she owes the interpretations on her canvasses to her collective experiences, which shape her vision and fulfill her craving to see beauty and life from various unique perspectives: all with a touch of color That is all her own.