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Art Inspiration: Children and Their Survival Instinct

In a previous blog, db Waterman explained how she got the inspiration for a painting. She has explained that she uses the example of old posters and peeling paint to copy and use as a background for her artworks.

An artwork by Dutch contemporary artist db Waterman, showing a child on a collection of brand imagery cut-outs.

A painting is placed over it and they are usually children.

This is a second source of inspiration for db Waterman; children and especially the story about children and their survival instincts inspire art.

Their ability to transcend a certain rotten situation is astounding. Playing tag in the ruins of a bombed Syrian city. Playing football in the most miserable neighbourhoods. They are always looking for the light. They will save the future that our generations have really screwed up, without even blaming us for it. If only we could keep the kid inside ourselves a little more, we wouldn't be in such a mess.

Art can help us regain our childhood innocence.

According to db Waterman, the recurring themes in her portfolio are now more relevant than ever. db Waterman's art depicts the current state of the world and how our children grow up in an often unfair and deteriorating environment. Yet the very ability of children to overcome difficult situations and find joy and light in the darkest environment is the much-needed hope for the future.


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