– As a tribute to Sylvia Plath, this project intends to represent the decadency of the human body while with nature and its elements, illustrating through imagined scenarios the words of the American poet. –
But I would rather be horizontal.
I am not a tree with my root in the soil
Sucking up minerals and motherly love
So that each March I may gleam into leaf,
Nor am I the beauty of a garden bed
Attracting my share of Ahs and spectacularly painted,
Unknowing I must soon unpetal.
Compared with me, a tree is immortal
And a flower-head not tall, but more startling,
And I want the one's longevity and the other's daring.
Tonight, in the infinitesimallight of the stars,
The trees and the flowers have been strewing their cool odors.
I walk among them, but none of them are noticing.
Sometimes I think that when I am sleeping I must most perfectly resemble them--
Thoughts gone dim. It is more natural to me, lying down.
Then the sky and I are in open conversation,
And I shall be useful when I lie down finally:
Then the trees may touch me for once, and the flowers have time for me.
- Sylvia Plath -
Who is Rita Silva?
Through her passion for visual art and storytelling, Rita Silva is currently studying Technology of Audiovisual Communication in Porto, Portugal. Being a former Science student, she is inspired by many fields of life, and while incorporating different forms of art, her work is influenced mostly by literature and nature itself. Rita’s aim is to create nostalgic projects that have a story of their own, exploring the unconscious mind and the more abstract sides of daily life, she uses mostly photography as a medium to express her feelings and her vision of the world. She is currently an Artist at Piano & Coffee Co. Community where she participates mostly with photography, design and animation.