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Quiet Resilience project



I ind the world of ‘female creativity’ a warm, powerful womb to get inspired. A place that still is half hidden, we
cannot ind it in most history books or hear about it in ordinary conversation: It’s not part of most of our conversations.
Creativity feature by women is tucked between small words and vague references. It’s not a mainstream,
it’s another kind of stream: A quiet, enthusiastic and inexhaustible strength.
There are so many women in our history who have escaped the cage where the woman was ‘tamed’ long centuries ago.
Creative women who followed something very simple and real, something that now we have almost forgotten: Their instinct.
I feel totally inspired and enlightened by these women and I want to share with you all their lives, and contribute with my work to ind equality, to stabilize the creative equilibrium.
Some of these women are known, some are not, but all did dedicated their entire lives to work, to freedom, others have dedicated their lives to art, others have suffered long and painful births to bring their children to the world, and many of them have fostered peace and beaty. And all of them had lighten from inside and created their own strength.

From left to right, Virginia Woolf, Vivian Maier, Josefina Manresa, Camile Claudel, Paula Becke, Miriam García, Valentina Tereshkova.

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Quiet Resilience project has given me many things. I learned from the women I've illustrated. The process has helped me to take another step forward in my perspective, and now brings me the nomination of Young Illustrator Award 2014!
30 nominees from hundreds of participants.
Our work will be exhibited on Young Illustration Award 2015 in Berlin, when we will know the winners.
So excited for the nomination and the exhibition!
Thanks to all the team YIA 2014, they are so friendly ... especially Laura Casarsa, who encouraged me to participate even though I had very short time to do my project.
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Tar-Celebrian's avatar
Wonderful project. I love how you play with colours on a black and white lineart :)