Doa is a Spanish artist, hailing from a small village called Sober. In the last few years she has been working on her reforestation project (Reforestando) – murals and artwork that restore life to the host, in the same way that nature reconquers the environment.
“The transformation of public space through an intervention in the based reality of perspective observation, supported by the sole ambition of rebirth, and the rebirthing consciousness surrounding it. It’s an urgent need to equally respect and value the natural environment, the importance of awareness of everything that is part of it, including native species and its residents.”
Her mural interventions work as reminders of the true nature and meaning of what surrounds us.
The plant life that Doa paints is often to be found in the environment where her projects are taking place, or refer to that particular location in some certain way. From delicate Ficus leaves falling in between small pink cherry blossoms, to very organic pieces composed of leaves and roots that are coming to life. After the artist is done with a building, they seem to radiate existence from the inside, creating a strange but captivating power for the viewer.
A good example for meaning behind the reforestation project, is shown in one of her projects where she painted brambles and wild strawberries on the façade of a store/warehouse. These fruits are usually to be found during late Spring and Summer seasons, and the structure where they are painted on only opens during the warm season when these kinds of fruits are in full bloom.