The pachira (pachira aquatica) is a tropical plant whose flowers give edible nuts. Although native to South America, its symbolism is strongest in Asia. According to the Chinese tradition, its palmate leaves resemble hands that catch the good fortune of which the twisted trunk becomes the guardian.

Also popular in Japan and Taiwan, it is often used for ornamental purposes and makes a great housewarming gift by guaranteeing happiness and prosperity to the new home.

The fruits of the pachira are those of the work of art:
To the one who cherishes it, it will exalt his artistic passion and his interior.
To the one who invests, it guarantees a safe, even prosperous investment.

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Katya Glowinski


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I am almost 18 years old and I have been practicing art since a very young age. Every summer, since I was 5, I went to my grandmother’s in England where she enrolled me in discovery workshops organized by her artist friends. My grandmother, being an artist, guided me a lot during my artistic journey. Even though we don’t share the same style of art, I can say that she was my source of inspiration. She transmitted to me all her knowledge and her passion and it is thanks to her that today I can publish my works.

So far I’ve been mostly self-taught but hope to study art more formally. I don’t know yet in which direction art will take me, but I hope that this passion will experience continuity in my professional life.

For the moment, I mainly use my watercolors, because it is the first tool which I’m confortable with. I love to use multiple shades, because with water there is no delimitation and the colors blend together: I think it’s beautiful! When I use my watercolors I feel free to do what I want and I let my mind wander according to my inspiration.

When I draw with graphite mine (lead mine), I favor the precision of the line. For the “Pachir’art Jeunes Artistes” competition, I wanted to test a new medium and so I thought of using oil pastels that I had just received. I am surprised and happy to have won this contest using tools that I had never used before.

Thus, I like to discover and experiment in order to appropriate new techniques. At the moment, I am learning gouache and soon the creation of 3D works with the learning of modeling and sculpture.

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