Ez Silva is an artist whose hand-drawn illustrations offer a unique glimpse into the world of femininity. Based in the vibrant city of Rotterdam, she uses her art as a medium to express her emotions, crafting ethereal and dreamy stories that depict the beauty and complexity of the female essence. With each illustration, she transports her audience into a magical world where women are celebrated for their strength, vulnerability, and sensuality.
Aporia 2022 - Ez Silva
The pieces of the puzzle have a tendency to come together when you least expect it.
Life is full of unexpected surprises, and sometimes the most profound revelations come at the most unexpected moments. This sentiment holds true for Ez Silva. Throughout her journey, Ez has come to realize that the pieces of the puzzle tend to come together when you least expect it.
Ez has come to understand that the creative process is a metaphor for life itself. Even when we don't know where we're headed or what we're looking for, the universe has a way of guiding us towards our purpose. The pieces of our life's puzzle come together in unexpected ways, forming a beautiful and meaningful picture. And in the end, we realize that everything happened just as it was meant to be.
TRUST 2022 - Ez Silva
The inner battle with myself. Struggling to trust my gut feeling.
The inner battle with oneself is a timeless struggle, and for many, the difficulty lies in trusting their own intuition. It can feel like a constant tug-of-war between what the mind thinks it knows and what the heart feels is right. For Ez Silva, this struggle is not unfamiliar. As an artist who creates emotionally charged illustrations, she often finds herself grappling with her own gut feelings.
At times, she wonders if she should be bolder, more daring in her creative choices, but then doubts creep in, and she begins to question her instincts. However, she also knows that trusting her intuition is essential to her art. It's what allows her to create the dreamy stories that she's known for and to bring her female characters to life on paper.
In her ongoing journey of self-discovery, Ez Silva has learned that it takes courage to trust oneself fully. It means taking risks and embracing vulnerability. But through her art, she's been able to tap into a deeper part of herself and find the strength to listen to her inner voice.
Hey stranger, have faith.
For Ez, faith has been a source of strength and a guiding light through life's challenges. It has been a constant reminder that there is a greater purpose at work and that everything happens for a reason. Through her faith, she has found the courage to take risks and pursue her dreams. It has given her the resilience to face adversity and the humility to appreciate the blessings in her life. She believes that faith is not just a belief in a higher power but also a belief in oneself and one's ability to overcome obstacles. It is a reminder to stay true to one's values and principles, even in the face of temptation or doubt. For Ez, faith is not just a belief system, but a way of life that provides hope, peace, and meaning to her existence.
VISION 2022 - Ez Silva
When the why is clear, the how is easy
The importance of having a clear "why" cannot be overstated. When we understand our purpose, our motivation becomes stronger and we become more committed to achieving our goals. With a clear "why," the "how" of accomplishing our objectives becomes easier. We are better able to prioritize our efforts and focus our energy on what truly matters. By aligning our actions with our purpose, we create a sense of clarity that helps us stay on track and overcome obstacles. This clarity also enables us to communicate our goals to others more effectively, gaining support and building momentum towards achieving them. In short, a clear "why" provides the foundation for successful and fulfilling endeavors.
COMPLICATED 2022 - Ez Silva
Navigating through complicated emotions can be challenging, but it's important to remember that it's okay to feel tangled up at times. Sometimes we just need to take a step back, breathe, and remind ourselves that it's all a part of the human experience. So let's embrace those feelings, even the messy ones, and trust that we will find our way out of the tangle soon enough. After all, life is an adventure, and sometimes the best adventures are the ones with the most twists and turns.
HEALING 2022 - Ez Silva
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage.
Healing is a process that requires courage, and we all possess that strength within us. It takes bravery to face our pain, confront our fears, and work through the difficult emotions that arise in the process. But when we find the courage to do so, we open ourselves up to a world of growth, understanding, and acceptance.
Sometimes the journey towards healing can feel overwhelming, like we're fighting an uphill battle with no end in sight. But it's important to remember that every step we take, no matter how small, is progress. Every time we confront our pain, sit with our emotions, and let ourselves feel, we are one step closer to healing.
INNERBLOOM - Ez Silva
Growth requires self-love and gratitude.
Growth requires self-love and gratitude as they create a positive and nurturing environment for personal development. Self-love means treating ourselves with kindness and compassion, giving ourselves permission to prioritize our mental and emotional well-being. Gratitude helps us focus on the positive aspects of our journey, creating a sense of momentum and motivation that fuels our growth. Cultivating self-love and gratitude helps us become the best version of ourselves, attracting even more growth and success.
Reste 2022 - Ez Silva
CRY - Ez Silva
Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks.
Crying is often seen as a sign of weakness, but for me, it's a sign of strength. Sometimes, memories and emotions build up inside of us, tangled and complicated. And when that happens, it's okay to let it all out. I believe that tears are a way for our bodies to release the pain and hurt we're carrying around, to let go of the weight that's been dragging us down.
I've had moments where memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks, and even though it might be embarrassing or uncomfortable, I always feel better afterward. Crying is a way to cleanse the soul, to process the difficult emotions that we often try to ignore or suppress. It's a reminder that we're human and that it's okay to feel vulnerable and emotional at times.
So, don't be afraid to cry. Whether it's tears of sadness, joy, or any other emotion, let them flow freely. It's important to take care of our emotional wellbeing, and crying can be a powerful tool in that process.
SILK 2021 - Ez Silva
The truth is, self discovery isn’t this comfortable, miraculous thing. It can get ugly, it can get confusing.