Later we were to discover that this perfect renaissance image was Virginia Wagner.
Virginia, being a Studio Art and Creative Writing major, came to berlin, came to us and came to her corner in ‘us’ to tell stories through paint.
She sat in her corner and for hours a day would dive into her world. In there she would get the beauty she wanted to convey, come back and make it into something we could reach to. That became tangible, or a bit more tangible.
What we saw was real enough, but far from understanding. How could that entire world live in this renaissance girl? It was absolutely inconceivable to think she lived inside so much darkness and strength.
The beauty of all of it was that the last thing the painting showed was darkness itself. Instead, I believe that what you really saw was the nuance of beauty in the magnificence of obscurity.
I believe that this is what she was searching for. How something so heavy and deep inside of us could be the tool to transform everything into beauty.
Maybe, that is the reason for so much eminence in those eyes. It was the constant search for a moment, a nuance of beauty, anywhere or everywhere she could find that reached down into the depths of her. When she found it, she would know that that is what she would paint.
by Jessica Cooke, Agora co-working space