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Serena Israel

Serena Israel

We met Serena around 2005 when she was sailing the Caribbean. After she decided to stay in Curacao she started working at Out of the Blue and also started her own art career. Now she has her own art factory, famous for the local Chichi® souvenir sculptures.

Chichi® is a sensual, well rounded Caribbean figure. She represents the vibrant, dynamic and responsible older sister. She is handmade and hand painted in bright Caribbean colors by local painters.

Chichi is the Papiamentu word for ‘big sister’. She represents the eldest daughter of the family, who binds the family together in a loving and caring way. She is a much appreciated female role model in the Caribbean community of today and a very live part of its colorful heritage.

The Chichi® definitely has characteristics of the famous Austrian ‘Venus of Willendorf’ sculpture , and the women created by Fernando Botero and Niki de Saint Phalle, but is absolutely a unique personality.