THE ORIGINS OF EQUUS wants to be a tribute to the equine world. The design is an original digital collage, where I took two zoetrope mixed together with the ancient Cave Art Paintings from the Chauvet Cave. I used two plates to create shadow as an example of slow motion effect. My idea was to playing around with the movement of the circular zoetrope, to say that horses have been close to us for years, we've been using them for so long but at the end of the day their ancient nature is meant to go back to their origins. And this represents in the cave paintings, that it is the only thing that is not circular in my illustration; as a contribution for their real nature.
In all my art I am trying to find a way to describe more than what I have seen and observed, a world where stories unfold. The process takes me into an alternate state of being where anything is possible and time feels endless.
C.Messina ( 1991) is a visual artist living and working in Edinburgh, Scotland. Originally from Italy, Cristiana has followed the artistic path since a very young age. She combines art with a strong passion for horses, managing to pursue both paths. She published her first Children picture book " Meli Yang Ceria" in Singapore in 2016. After being working in the equestrian sector, she realised that her vision is more for a natural management of the animal, and that pushed her in the last few years to represent on her artwork what the horse is in nature, especially after her experience in Mongolia ( 2019).