Becky Soria comes from a highly creative family; thus, she feels strongly about art and how she can visually evoke emotion in others. These are her thoughts:
As many of you have become familiar with my artwork throughout the years, you will recognize that I have always been interested in the archetypal, symbolic, and organic forms which have been used to produce insightful works that could capture the profound, visceral, and emotional sentiments of humanity in relation to our Earth. During the past 15+ years, as an artist I have worked with many of these concepts in mind, representing my own vision with a different theme.
Continuing with this trajectory, I have also immersed myself into the historical, mythological, and female roles of the past while depicting females as Goddesses, but not in a realistic or religious way, rather by showing them as an integral part of Earth’s nature and depicting them in a contemporary, postmodern style. So, it seems appropriate that some of these Goddess figures will be part of my new collection.
My most recent body of work is about the goddess Gaia, the ancestral mother of all life on Earth. Gaia is life, the soul of Earth; she was born from chaos but as chaos receded, she gave life to Earth again. The word oracle, used in the show title, is not with the divine or prophetical meaning, but rather as a forecaster, or procrastinator of events.
Gaia’s Oracle came about due to my strong interest in the present environmental issues that are plaguing our planet, and their implications for all life on Earth. It was not my intention to realistically portray Earthly events. Instead, my intention was to explore these concepts in a painterly manner using strong multi-surfaces and textures, movement, and color with the hope of achieving an impact on the viewers. The artwork in this collection needs to be viewed, interpreted, and experienced rather than the viewer simply being provided with an explanation.
We must keep in mind that humanity is being pushed towards an awareness that planet Earth needs salvation. As guardians of our planet, we should all be attentive.