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Materia: Air by Patricia Ariel

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Took me a little time to upload this, but here it is… Hope you all enjoy it.

I am the Universe and the Universe is Me.
We’re sound, stars, atoms
Descending, vibrating, in an eternal dance
Chanting, flowing, in circles and spirals of light
From the ether to my veins and nerves and bones
My vessel of light
Screaming I am Immortal.

“Materia” (Latin word for matter) is a series of four paintings that deal with the notion of chemical structure of the human body and its relation with the circular forms of the sacred geometry (mandalas), while attempting to transmit a sense of energetic nurturing through colors and symbolic images related to each one of the four elements – Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. The base for the mandala drawing is the main structure of a molecule of ferritin, a protein that exists in almost all living organisms and that is responsible for the storage and release of iron, an essential element for life.


  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    This is stunning. So vibrant and yet a feeling of restfulness to it. Gorgeous work.

  • thank you, Bunny. I enjoyed to know about your perceptions on the piece!

    – Patricia Ariel

  • Erika .
    Erika .over 4 years ago


    how beautiful, Patricia.
    I can relate to this one.

    You are a master at what you do. I highly admire your work xx

  • I relate to Air also, Erika. I’m a pretty typical Gemini! thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind words, but I am far from being a master… God Bless!

    – Patricia Ariel

  • Pip Gerard
    Pip Gerardover 4 years ago

    I’m an air sign… I wonder if that’s why I love this the most out of all four. Gorgeous work… really wonderful. The whole series is fabulous.

  • Me too, Pip! Totally Gemini I am… Probably this is why you relate to this piece, as I do… Actually, that was the one I enjoyed the most to work on also. Thanks for your loving words.

    – Patricia Ariel

  • Lynnette Shelley
    Lynnette Shelleyover 4 years ago


  • thank you, lovely Lynette!

    – Patricia Ariel

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 4 years ago

    she and your art are, simply put, powerful elegance and graceful energy…
    amazingly beautiful, patricia…
    you rock this site…

  • sweet Mimi… it’s always so good to see you around… thank you for your amazing words, it means a lot to me! Much Love to you!

    – Patricia Ariel

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 4 years ago

    Stunning !!!

  • thank you so much, Anita!

    – Patricia Ariel

  • Zeb Shaffer
    Zeb Shafferover 4 years ago

    very beautiful work…:)

  • thank you, Zeb, really appreciate that. :)

    – Patricia Ariel

  • hubertfineart
    hubertfineartover 4 years ago

    Great work!

  • thank you, Hubert!

    – Patricia Ariel

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago


  • thank you!

    – Patricia Ariel

  • Pamela Plante
    Pamela Planteover 4 years ago


  • thanks, Pamela!

    – Patricia Ariel

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