Lara Coutihno is an eco-artivist born in Mozambique. She currently works as an artist and art teacher in Brussels, Belgium.
She rediscovered in Nature a way to nurture her creativity and connect with her intuition.
Her work is based on the Theory of the Dérive: starting from a specific place, the person or group that sets out to drift will follow an indefinite route, letting the urban or natural environment take them at random.
She is deeply inspired by the theme of ‘Regeneration’ and its profound connection to our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Through her watercolor paintings, strive to highlight the importance of Nature in our lives and advocate for its preservation. Her artworks incorporate elements such as tree branches, stones, and cork, which carefully sew together.
In a world where the pace of life often disconnects people from the natural world, she aim to remind viewers of the inherent beauty and healing power found in the environment around us. Whether it is the vast forests, the serene city parks, or even the humble grove outside our front doors, Nature offers human solace, inspiration, and a sense of belonging.
By utilizing local, handmade, and recycled materials in her creations, she embody as an eco-artivist, merging passions for ecology, art, and activism. With a relaxed and attentive posture akin to mindfulness, she embark on walks where the surrounding environment guides me randomly. During these drifts, she seek out elements discarded by Nature, respecting their cyclical time of regeneration.