Cuban artist Elsa Mora is a multi-talented lady. Her sculptures (sometimes made of paper, sometimes built from plants) are whimsical and happy and just make you feel good. She’s also an accomplished illustrator and painter, but today, I just want to explore her 3-D works.
When she was 16 and applying for her first official I.D., she learned that her birthday was May 8 instead of May 9 like she’d always believed. It turned out her mother chose to celebrate Elsa’s birthday as May 9 because it was Mothers’ Day the year she was born. Somehow, her takeaway from this was that she could be anything she wanted. Not really sure how she got there, but I’m nonetheless glad she did.
I hope you enjoy her lovely work as much as I did!