Original illustration: 21 x 29.7 cm (8.26 x 11.69 "). Watercolor pencil and ink on Paper. Collection: FOG. Artist: América Bañuelos. Paris, 2020. @totem.book
For this version of Aphrodite, I was inspired by the athlete Aimée Mullins and the song "Not Broken" by the singer and songwriter Skye.
I give you part of the lyrics: « Oh no no oh no! In two, not you. Like the seed, you grow. Under it all. Your roots take hold. Smooth out the creases. Then you'll see.
And when you fall, down in between them all. Here you are whole. Not broken.
On and on hold on! Not broken. Just loose at the seams... ».
There are people with stories that motivate us to move forward despite difficulties. I strongly encourage you to pay attention to these stories. This Totem represents two of them.
It's the Aphrodite goddess from a not too distant future who comes to talk you about.
Unique piece. Made and shipped from Paris, France. Frame not included.