Nadia Petković 2022

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Moonway / Camino de la Luna

‘This painting was inspired by both the nature of Riba-roja d’Ebre for its situation between mountains, river and sky, as well as the wall where the painting took shape. The wall could be characterized by an aged and stained surface, like many existing walls in the village. I wanted to create an artwork that flowed organically with the existing surface, so we painted the edges of the mountains along the wall’s water stains, and aimed to compose a picture that worked together with the existing window and doors. 

Riba-roja d’Ebre is known and celebrated for water – the river which flows between the mountains under the sky, day and night.

I wished to represent the presence of water within the cosmos, particularly the moon, in two states: crescent and full moon, and the rare and visible star filled sky of Riba-roja. The last day of painting was the day of September’s full moon. That’s why we call the painting “Moonway” or “Camino de la Luna” – The way of the water beneath the moon. 

Thanks to Sarah and Chris for all their support during production, and Mattia Stievano for all his technical help in painting. It would not have been possible otherwise.’

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