Colombia-based artist, known simply as Herikita, makes wonderful, colorful illustrations full of flowery goodness. Apart from flora and fauna, a common theme in her illustrations is femininity.
“I have always spoken from my position as a woman, as a girl, as a teenager, as a mom,” Herikita explained in an interview with Booooooom. “It is the most natural thing that comes out from me, it is what I know the most.”
“All my life I have always painted women, maybe it is the figure that I’m more familiar with, but I remember I started painting women with big bodies and small heads because for me the inner child has always been there,” she added. “It’s like a voice inside that is still intact. It’s like having a child’s head and an adult body. I like talking from my experience cause I believe is the most sincere thing, in my paintings, it’s all me.”
When talking about her artistic process, the artist explained: “I work at midnight like Cinderella’s mice, almost always, when everyone is sleeping and something pops up in my mind.”
Be sure to follow her Instagram page for more inspiration.