Paintings by Miriam Escofet
Allegorical paintings revolving around aesthetics, imagination, and symbolism.
There are many influences in my work and it would be impossible to list them all. I am fascinated by art and architecture of the classical period, when aesthetics and proportion were thought to communicate eternal and divine truths and art was considered a physical depiction of the divine.
Recently I have been drawn to allegorical and archetypal themes and to ideas of magical landscapes and archaic pasts. A particular recent theme being the olive tree, which for me is an almost sacred tree, being so deeply embedded in the mythology, religion and landscape of the Mediterranean.