“This piece is about is a shooting star that came to earth to let go of her painful memories (the glowing ships) and release them into the dark sea. The mermaids and mermen comfort her with good memories- the sound of a galaxy being born, discovering planets and other stars, finding a new home, birthing a child, watching a child grow up, etc.
I have a deep love for outer space and the ocean, and it’s always been a dream of mine to combine them into one painting. I also think it’s very important for me to create therapeutic imagery not only for myself during difficult times, but also for anyone else who might take comfort from it." - Mia Araujo
This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Mia Araujo and 1xRUN.
I am an Argentine-American artist, born and raised in Los Angeles.
I have long been fascinated by the multi-faceted complexity that makes each person unique. I believe that all individuals contain an entire universe within them, which is invisible to the naked eye. My work concentrates on giving shape to the unseen forces within my subjects-- their thoughts, memories, emotions, and complex histories. These qualities fit together to form a vast, rich inner-landscape of identity and mythology for my characters.
In May 2007, I graduated as valedictorian from Otis College of Art and Design, with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Creative Writing. I have shown my work in prominent galleries across the US and around the world.
My work has been published in Suggestivism, Imagine FX, Spectrum 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose Magazine, Society of Illustrators LA, Blue Canvas, Infected by Art, Miroir Magazine, and the Creative Quarterly.