Daniela is an artist based in Singapore. In 2011 she attained her Master of Arts in Contemporary Asian Art Histories from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She also holds 500-hour Yoga instructor, Sound practitioner, and Mindfulness coach certificates. In 2018 she attained a Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive
Psychology. Her latest series, From Human Doing to Human Being, has the intentions of facilitating a meaningful encounter between artist and audience, and of eliciting an audience response from levels of consciousness beyond mind, intellect, and ego, with a view to recover our sense of true self, through actions of meditative quality, carried out mindfully, in repetition, stillness, silence, and/or nonverbal communication.
Daniela’s experiments this month:
The THEME I chose will be self-awareness (the gnothi seauton of Greek tradition).
The inspiring IMAGE will be the Narciso painting, attributed to Caravaggio and exhibited at Palazzo Barberini, Roma, Italy.
The ELEMENT from nature will be water.
The MENTOR will be the Stoic emperor Marcus Aurelius (Meditations).
The BOOK I plan to read during this time in relation to the theme is The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell.
In an interesting twist to the usual "children get inspired by the artists", Daniela Beltrani has decided that her reflections on 10 years in Singapore should take the form of an illustrated storybook similar to the ones SK children from Blue House shared with her! #whatsonmyyogamattoday
The Rainbow Monkey - a book by Daniela Beltrani inspired by the children of Blue House
Communicating through the screen Daniela has been building in the space during the course of the month-long residency.
OPEN STUDIO - Exhibited artworks and studio installation