Photography has been Carla's passion and therapy for the last 20 years.
She sees it as a timeless experience where infinite possibilities and stories exist, and where she get inspiration from nature, music, relationships, life lessons/ processes and all art expressions. At the same time, Carla understands and express life better through images. Photography is her way of telling stories, life understandings and lessons. Every frame is an abstraction of her reality, and on how she is perceiving or living the moment.
It also helps her with self awareness, since she likes to "organize" her thoughts and memories around images. Carla has been expanding this medium in other communities and personal growth areas, such as Yoga and meditation, as well as collaboration projects with a hand made rug company. Carla will continue to use Photography as a life expression in all ways it can diversify, as well as a companion to help her transmute and share her journey.
Currently on view at Selina Hotel Chelsea in New York City until June, 2020
A Collaboration between Subject Art and Selina Hotel Chelsea
We are living in a moment where we are more connected than ever and globalization has allowed for a certain degree of homogenization of culture. How do we find our voice? As individuals, we constantly strive to remain relevant and unique. It seems as though one camp believes in renouncing the unknown and foreign while living in a state of fear, whereas another camp believes in the complete embrace of the unknown where we can learn from our neighbour’s cultures and absorb the beauty of their heritage. We subscribe to the latter.
Many Latin American countries are in states of instability, driven by the promise of growth but often times disappointed by the leaders who promise to take them there. Where its beautiful citizens are unsure of where they stand and in some cases are forced to leave—searching for promises of opportunities elsewhere. We believe in spreading the word and giving a voice toLatin American artists who are finding beauty in the mundane and who are creating a sense of wonder when most people are losing hope. We want to not only embrace our neighbour but rather celebrate them and showcase the beauty of their own unique perspective. We propose a mindset in which we learn to embrace each other while simultaneously celebrating what makes us different—in this exhibit and in our day to day.