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MATALONGA Dragon Flowers Prints

ALL PROCEEDS OF THE SALE OF THIS COLLECTION GO TO PHILLIP

Matalonga Jorge's art collection is a heartfelt and purpose-driven series of watercolor drawings that beautifully blend her passion for wild plant illustrations with her watercolor technique. However, what truly sets this collection apart is the deep, organic collaboration between Matalonga and her friend, Phillip, who both share the challenges of autism and the difficulty of socializing.

For these two artists, working together on their art has become a cathartic experience. It allows them to transcend the barriers of social interaction and create meaningful artwork in partnership with each other. This collaboration has brought joy, solace, and a sense of purpose to Matalonga while enabling her to craft something she genuinely loves.

The central theme of this art project revolves around the depiction of Solanum Carolinense, a perennial herbaceous plant native to the southeastern United States, where Phillip resides. Matalonga drew inspiration from Phillip's photographs of this plant, infusing the collection with a deep connection to both nature and the neurodivergent community they are a part of.

Phillip's personal journey, characterized by resilience and optimism, adds depth to this project. Despite a lifetime of work and raising a family amidst chronic pain, he now faces adversity as a disabled and homeless individual at the age of 51. His goal of self-sufficiency and his determination not to be a burden on others serve as an inspiring backdrop to the artistic collaboration.

The bond between Matalonga and Phillip goes beyond their shared experiences with autism. Their shared love for art and photography has provided them with a creative outlet to express themselves and grow together. In this partnership, they have exchanged ideas, shed tears, and shared laughter, creating a touching and unique artistic endeavor that reflects their friendship, resilience, and unwavering passion for the arts.

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