“SILA” THE NEW ARTWORK BY JULIEN DURIX
“I present “Sila”, the new artwork in my “Faces of the World” series inspired by the wild beauty of Greenland and the wisdom of the Inuit people.”
“Sila”, in the Inuit language, means “Spirit of the Sky”, a name that reflects the celestial connection and immensity of the natural world that cradles the indigenous peoples of the North. Sila’s eyes are a window into the soul of this people, imbued with the tranquility of the icy expanses and the changing light of the polar sky.
Sila’s face, adorned with the colors of the aurora borealis, merges with the Arctic landscape, reminding us that the Inuit are at one with the land, the ice and the sky. Its fur hood, reminiscent of the snow that covers these lands, underlines the harmony between humanity and the elements, between survival and the splendor of nature.
Through “Sila”, I wish to pay tribute to the resilience and beauty of the Inuit people, who find poetry and life in the very heart of winter. This artwork is a testament to the deep respect we owe to our environment and to these cultures who know how to read an ancestral language in it.”