Mila Belle

Artist Statement

I create symbols that hark back to the origins of language, I seek ancestral connection through this practice. I have observed that the progress of modern man is also causing the destruction of the natural world, a conflict that begs for a major paradigm shift.  I look at the tension within human beings as both an instinctual animal, an intelligent/civilized species, a destructive and creative force, and a spiritual being. I feel compelled to acknowledge those areas of tension and find ways to reveal these experiences through my art.

 

Awards and Honors

  • 2019, Patron Choice Award, Deland Fall Festival of the Arts, Downtown DeLand, FL

 

  • 2019,  Award of Merit, Deland Outdoor Art Festival,  Earl Brown Park, DeLand, FL

  • 2017, 3rd place in sculpture for Fish Bone Totem, 36th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
     

  • 2017, 4th place Women in the Arts Award for Ubaste, Damiana, and Luna; Celebrating the Genius of  Women Competition, Orange County Public Library, Orlando, FL

  • 2001, Honorable Mention - Stetson Juried Student Art Show

Media

Crealdé's EMERGE Exhibition: Virtual Opening Reception
 

Press

A sweet local spotlight in the DeLand Beacon, a special edition for the Fall Festival of the Arts 2019

©2019 by Mila Belle Art.