#034 - Laura Berger (Second Edition)
Edition of 50 prints
“The contrast and combination between modern and ancient was probably
the first thing that struck me in Lima. I loved checking out the different
districts and seeing the contrast in vibes and architecture. Barranco is
filled with colonial buildings and colorful walls. Meanwhile the city is
perched on top of a cliff overlooking the ocean, so there's also this beautiful
green, lush parkway that runs alongside the coast. There's a real sense of
deep respect for the heritage of the country. It was very inspiring for me to
notice how the colors in the city bumped up against each other and created
amazing combinations. There's also often a tendency to think of huge cities
as feeling less friendly or being more dangerous, but I had the exact
opposite experience in Lima.
For the second edition print, I was focused on the contrasts I saw in the city so I chose black and white as the main colors to highlight that. The connection to nature in Lima is very strong for such a dense urban place. There are beautiful plants, trees, and cactuses all over that give it this surprising tropical and desert vibe amid so much concrete. I pulled that into the piece using some plants, and brought in the ocean by using the plants as both a sort of sail and oar. I wanted to focus on the idea of balance, between natural life and city life, between ancient and modern, and how that relates to personal balance as well."