MEET THE MAKERS:
CHARLOTTE :: SOLAWENDE
"Capturing atmospheres and experiences always have been the greatest source of inspiration in my creative expression.
My past year has been beautiful but intense. Instead of pushing myself in the creative force, I decided to let it flow and develop organicly. It took a bit of courage to relax but I'm happy that I did!
It became much more clear to me what I find essential in life and making art, and where I want to take it next.
I'm currently in the experimental process with something new that I feel very passionate and excited about. It is as if all the projects before where leading up to this. I can't wait to share more with you once I feel more secure doing so.
And of course I am still drawing. I've taken it slow on commissions lately but have been focussing on a few personal projects. My technique requires to take the time and by allowing that, the drawings keep changing during the process. I let them.
I still love doing dotworking the skulls and bones. To me it is a way of celebrating life by honoring nature and the dead. It's a cycle. Creating these is a form of meditation to me. Often my mind wanders back through the centuries and find great inspiration and wonder there.
For sure I will bring a new collection of dotwork bones to the Castlefest booth this year. Among other projects!
I am excited for what is to come. I hope to meet you at Castlefest at our ALRUNA booth. May you have a wonderful summer! <3
With all my love,