Photo by Nadine Lassere
Created and curated by Artist; Rachela Grace Nardella (www.rahkela.com) Lola Ziggy is a hub for a community of artists. the dreamers. the seekers. the poets. the photographers. the designers. the painters. the ones who exist somewhere between this earthly realm and that of a heavenly kind. the ones who explore various art forms to tell their stories through, weaving together a diverse tapestry of beauty.
The modest beginnings of Lola Z extends all the way back to 2012 (!!) as an instagram page where Rachela aspired to curate and hence showcase a diverse range of artistic mediums, anything and everything that impassioned her heart towards the arts, to the world around her and ultimately pointing to the Creator of all. It was in this space that a wild idea lit up in the imagination of Rachela, “What if we could somehow extend this online space into creating a tangible piece of art?” Especially in a world where art is generated so rapidly online, to create a tangible piece of art has become somewhat of a novelty. Not only so, but to see a display of respective art forms coming together is quite rare— out of this collaborative mindset and a desire to create a sense of unity within diversity, Lola Ziggy in publication form was birthed.
Rachela has sought to establish a platform where not just herself, but other originative storytellers are able to release their work to form a mosaic of creative expression.
The heartbeat of Lola Ziggy aims to revitalise the imagination, embolden you towards hope, to be encouraged by the words of another that has been able to articulate your innermost self, to be enlightened by a thought or moved emotionally by a painting and ultimately- to celebrate all the numerous ways we are each all uniquely endowed with the ineffable quality of the Divine that is worth exploring and showcasing.
Lola Ziggy has been in a process of re-imagination (and ever in this process) which has now further extended the publication and instagram page to this website/blog form. You will find in this space a collection of Rachela's musings and reflections on life, art + beauty, interviews with people she admires and a platform to feature artists and their work.
In love, and in flowers,