Paula Gasparini-Santos is an immigrant artist born in Brazil. She earned her MA in clinical mental health and art therapy from Naropa University. Her artwork brings together creativity, poetry, and psychological research and acts as a tool for social justice, personal development, and community engagement. In her paintings, words blend into colorful backgrounds evoking universal messages about humanity and self-awareness as well as philosophies about life, love, and faith. Santos believes art is a platform for dialogue and invites us to look deeper, ask questions, and find comfort within the narrated experiences of life. Her bright and visually satisfying palettes stand out on walls and draw attention, as the words ask viewers to consider their experiences and how they resonate with what is displayed. If she wants her creativity to achieve anything, it is to invite curiosity—to make us avidly curious about the workings of life, from the global to the intimately personal.
Image: Paula Gasparini-Santos’ art in the FROM THIS DAY FORWARD exhibition.
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