Laurita Mazapán is a body artist and photographer who paints her body and the body of others to create an inner portrait of people where feelings and emotions are represented. She uses body painting to represent the person within the body and to represent a moment that will disappear tomorrow.
In this episode, Laurita discusses:
-How art is a way for her to release stress and cope with life.
-How she got into painting on bodies as a progression from her photography.
-The difference between painting on her own body and on someone else’s body.
-Her emotions when she has to wash away the body paint.
-The story of one of her first creative moments.
-How she didn’t think her first body painting was very good, but still had that feeling of “finding gold.”
-How she changed the theme of her artwork, but because of the opinions of other people, she went back to painting the things they suggested (and lost her motivation to paint for ten years).
-One of her worst moments, when someone offered her an opportunity that he never followed through on.
-Just because one opportunity goes away, it doesn’t mean that another opportunity is right around the corner.
-How she doesn’t necessarily have a formula for balancing her time, but instead takes the inspiration as it comes, whether fast or slow.
-How her greatest inspiration is nature, psychology, and art therapy.
Laurita’s Final Push will inspire you to create with your heart and to always keep going!
“For me, art is a way of living.”
“Little by little, I began realizing that the body painting was the main character of the photographs.”
“I just found gold. I came across something that changed my life.”
“For me, art is a need.”
“After studying psychology and art therapy, I am able to explore myself.”
“Keep going. Always keep going.”