Ez Silva is a contemporary artist based in Rotterdam. She expresses her emotions in dreamy stories depicting beautiful female characters in her artwork.
COMPLICATED 2022 - Ez Silva
Feelings just complicate everything
HEALING 2022 - Ez Silva
The feeling of being stuck between sadness and being lost. Not knowing who you are or what you feel. It feels as if you are carrying a burden that is too heavy, but you are not sure what it is. Not being able to express oneself, but also fearing being misunderstood. Constantly trying to avoid confronting yourself, but never getting anywhere. A lost battle without opponents.
Perhaps healing starts with feeling loved for oneself. Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and looked yourself in the eye and told yourself how much you love yourself? An introspective moment of self-confrontation, alone, without witnesses. A self-image formed by fear and pain will not be capable of much love for oneself.
I once met an elderly wise woman. She told her story about her path to self-love. She stood strong and secure and said while stroking her own arm, "I can now say that I love myself sincerely". I could tell she meant it when she said that. It touched me enormously. Because I saw something I didn't know about. Self love. As I watched, I felt in my heart, "I want that too.". And believe me, a few years later I completely understood her, because I felt like it had always been there. And that's it. You don't have to look far. Everything you need is in yourself, in your heart. It's not all that complicated. But that is easier said than done. Like everything in life.
If you can get to the point of realizing that love for yourself will save you, then you know you're going to get there. Healing might be the application of self-love, self-confidence and perseverance.
INNERBLOOM - Ez Silva
Growth requires self-love and gratitude. Loving yourself first will allow everything else to fall into place. The real power lies in the realization that you are your own healer. The strength we gain from within will help us to grow towards our purpose. Keep growing into yourself. Life is beautiful.
BOUNDARIES - Ez Silva
Beyond the boundaries of our restricted life, lies a world of pure fantasy, majestic and venerabel in size.
You don't have to die in a dream, were the words pushed into me. Because I was weak, such was a limited set of mind, bound to earth,
“Oh heavens, oh earth" I said, " take me in, let me enjoy the beauty and joy of what's beyond my fragile body once more, just for this moment,
I would like to lose myself in the melody of life and death”
The boundary of day and night, determined by the worlds spin gifts us fascinating sunrises, and a starlit night sky filled with great glory,
Seen and unseen, fantasy and reality all kept from interfering with one another by complex mechanisms and borders, orderly structured!
The boundary to another's heart however is crossed by emotions,
Emotions which are to be kind, pure and sweet, ah, phantoms!
Phantoms of the past conveyed by memories long gone corrupt judgement; when I knew the meaning of eternity you were no longer there,
such the serenity of silence rules over this deserted border.
The border of consciousness.
CRY - EzSilva
Crying is a release of pain but can become our fears,
Uncontrolled, they can become a tsunami.
Destroying all future hopes,
Therefore, cry but let them go.
We need control their magnitude.
If not tears can control us. Making us become a puppet.
So let’s become the puppeteer..
Use our tears as a weapon but to create
“Cathedrals of hope.” for hopes can become tears of joy.
So whether we cry over loss
Of falling short of our dreams, remember tears can create
Miracles of faith as well.
WONDER - Ez Silva
Do you wonder what's up behind your wall of fear and self-doubt?
Dearest, everything you desire lies beyond your fears. Just keep in mind that you will never be 100% ready. Don't let that stop you.
I have always been very fearful of the unknown. It kept me from exploring my dreams. It even kept me from realizing I could have a dream of my own. There is no comfort in blooming. Spreading your wings will hurt at first. Don't be afraid to seek your happiness. If you wonder if there is more for you to explore, then reach for it.
SILK 2021 - Ez Silva
The truth is, self discovery isn’t this comfortable, miraculous thing. It can get ugly, it can get confusing. It’s gritty, it’s hard. It’s difficult to confront yourself sometimes, it’s difficult to be the person who does things differently, who doesn’t settle. But it’s the greatest gift you will ever give yourself. It will push you towards figuring out what your own personal version of happiness looks like; and when you grow on your own terms, when you figure out what actually matters to you, and when you carve out your own path, you live on your own terms. You love on your own terms. You become the person you have always wanted to be, rather than the person you were always told to be, and that is beautiful. Because when it comes down to it — life is about making yourself proud on your own terms. It’s about finding a happiness that works for you
REBIRTH - Ez Silva
"I’ve died a thousand deaths, each time reinventing myself brighter, stronger and purer than before.
From the midst of destruction, I became the creator of myself.
From the midst of darkness, I became my own source of light."
- Christen Rotgers
SORROW - Ez Silva
Remember that love comes after all the sorrow.