Venus De Chela Starry Night Pin

$ 45.00

These pins are inspired by famous images throughout the course of art history. Made with polymer clay, they will make a statement day or night.

Approximately 1.5" diameter

About the Artist

Her name is Chelsea Rodríguez Barrios only in official documents. The rest of the world knows her as Venus de Chela, a young Cuban artist who arrived in Miami from Cuba nine years ago. Her polymer clay earrings, inspired by masterpieces such as Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night or Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, among other universal paintings, have recently created a trend on social media. At just 23 years old, she became a successful entrepreneur in the Magic City.

With a design inspired by the Cuban flag that she created after the events of 7/11, she raised close to $2,000 to help with the Covid health crisis that affects the island these days. “That was one of my saddest days”, she confesses. ‘“At first, my idea was to sell some earrings that I had in stock and donate the money to the Cuban cause, but when I sat down to work the only thing that came to my mind was the Cuban flag. Out of the blue, I started to create my own design and ended up raffling three pairs. The response from the people was incredible. I couldn’t believe it and must admit that I still get emotional about it. Every penny was sent to the project Solo el Amor, which brings donations of medicines all over the country.” - Source Startup Cuba