The Powerful Soul collection reaches an indispensable instance with the appreciation that @LopiArt brings with its wonderful "Sacred Temple". It is about the consideration of our body as a sacred resource, as a temple of, precisely, our powerful spirit. The work confronts us with a woman in a beautiful garden, in a vibrant instant, in the fullness of a unique moment. A reference to the "original state" and to the loving bond with oneself, which tinges everything with peace.
As she herself says, and as anyone who identifies with the description of the work can confirm, learning to love one's own body has always been a difficult process: "The media have always presented unrealistic beauty standards; from magazines with photoshop, to unhealthy filters in our social networks, to applications that edit our body beyond recognition. Our reality of a "natural body" has become so distorted that it's hard to remember what a natural body really looks like."
The starting point of this conceptual journey is, moreover, a summons, as most artworks interested in conjunctural issues usually are:
It is about embarking on a journey towards acceptance. With all the difficulties it implies, but with the certainty that the destination is a space of light, a flowery garden.
The body needs to be protected and cared for. But above all, celebrated.
Lopiart invites us to walk a path, step by step. To do so, she makes use of his creative resources and her acute compositional sense. A valley, a garden of mythological characteristics at the same time as close, one would say: probable. In the center the joyful figure of a woman who becomes one with nature, under a threshold that could well represent a discovery, a step towards a better instance.
LopiArt has already accustomed us to the representation of fundamental narratives: the birth of Venus, the creation (of Eve), a reimagining of the last supper. It is a re-signification of the female figure, of her participation in history, of her place in our imaginary and of her inheritance. But also of its actuality and in Sacred Temple, it is about the link with the body and it is a work that challenges us all with its power and offers us at the same time a warm and loving embrace, for its style but also for its message. A fundamental piece for the present collection.