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Innovation in Bloom - Mirvia Sol Eckert

Mirvia Sol Eckert

Innovation in Bloom, 2022

Acrylic on panel

Mirvia Sol Eckert uses crisp lines and clearly defined shapes of color to depict forms. All aspects of her style come together in this painting, Innovation In Bloom. Indy 500 winners’ tires from various years form a bloom of the “peony”, Indiana’s state flower, with the city flag of Indianapolis at its center. The lines radiating from the “flower” indicate energy or rotation of the tires. The flowing green and blue background implies movement and springtime. Silhouettes of the crowd celebrate the fact that this year’s race is reopened to full attendance. The musical notes in the upper left corner correspond to the words Back Home Again in the iconic song. The checker pattern can represent a flowing checkered flag, bricks, confetti, or race cars.   

Mirvia Sol Eckert is a Puerto Rican painter living and working in Indianapolis, Indiana. She believes there is beauty in small moments of observation, in embracing our different cultures, in the details of nature, and even in moments of emotional turmoil and sorrow. These ideas can manifest themselves in bright, vibrantly colored compositions or in dramatic grayscale pieces. She loves working in color but feels there are times when gray tones say it best. Mirvia’s artwork consists of realistic imagery that is stylized with abstract elements, conveying an underlying narrative of the subjects. Symbolism is worked into many of the artworks and is normally intertwined with the background or the subject itself. They are all connected by a visual style with roots in her earlier career as a graphic designer.

She has been exhibiting her work since 2009 throughout Indianapolis, central Indiana, Chicago. Her paintings and prints can be found in private collections across the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Spain.  

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