This artwork was created for PangeaSeed Foundation's HOME: A Stay-at-Home Mural for the Planet in celebration of Earth Week 2020 amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic.
"Thoughts...when the system stops, time seems to slow down and stretch across the days, the four walls called Home contain me but if I close my eyes I am in my true home, within myself, the physical space is small but it is an infinite expanse of imagination here. I am just like a tiny planet earth living on my Mother Earth, floating in space. Through her creative expression, I have learned mine, our flowers, our creatures, our colors, and our wonders connect us like blood. If I focus inward and listen I can hear her thoughts and I can share them as art and you can share them too and we can have a conversation with the thoughts of our planet."
- Gina Kiel -
Gina Kiel is an award-winning illustrator based in Wellington, New Zealand. She creates feminine yet strong images that exude sensuality and explore the human experience through ideas of life, death, spirituality, and pop culture using flowing lines and forms and bold, minimal compositions with a psychedelic palette.
With a childhood full of music, nature, Disney movies, and hours of drawing, Gina became an illustrator after working at a boutique animation company, drawing frame-by-frame at a lightbox, where she discovered her love for drawing body parts.
Gina can be found exhibiting at group shows around the world, creating at her home studio for awesome clients locally and internationally, tattooing, painting murals, and working alongside Inject Design to create some of New Zealand's most iconic design work.