Going back home


This painting is really special in my collection because it marks a turning point for me. I started working on it before I got stuck in the ICU unexpectedly, and it was the first thing I finished once I could get back to painting.

It’s all about life and joy—it’s like a big, colorful hug from nature. Those bright mountains in the painting aren’t just scenery; they’re a symbol of bouncing back and feeling alive again, like coming back home after a long journey.

That’s why I named it “Going Back Home.” It’s not just about the physical place; it’s about that feeling of being back where you belong, grateful for every colorful moment.


Going back home

is part of the collection Panta Rei: The Flow Of Time

After spending days in IUC a couple of months ago, I’ve been thinking a lot about time. About our experiences, about our resilience and our strengths.

This collection of eight paintings is inspired by the idea that “everything flows”: all things are always changing and change is the only constant in life.

As always I’ve used very rich colors and intuitive brushstrokes, trying to show how life moves and how moments are connected.

With each painting I’ve tried to capture a different part of this endless movement of time, showing the deep emotions and the transformative power it brings. From the start of a new day to the end of evening, these artworks reflect the continuous flow of existence. I’ve tried to tell a story of movement and growth, in the timeless dance of life, reminding us that we are all part of an ever-changing, ever-flowing universe.

This is an original artwork by Marina Ester Castaldo.

© Marina Ester Castaldo 2024

Protected by international copyright law.
Usage, alteration or reproduction of the artwork is a criminal offence and is not permitted.


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A stunning abstract mountain landscape painted on 220gsm textured acrylic paper
• Size: A3

The frame shown is 40x50cm (16×20″) with mounting board, frame is not included.

PLEASE IMPORTANT NOTE: I slightly damaged the painting trying to scan it. Please see attached photos. The damage is in the lower right corner, where the red flower is placed. Not noticeable when the painting is framed and kept flat (as you can see from the other pics). For this reason I’m selling it for a lower price.
I did’t scan it at the end so it will be a unique piece, no prints will be available.
This piece is also “the special” one of the whole collection because is the one I started before being ospitalized in ICU and the first one I completed when I was able to work again. It’s an ode to life, it has all the happiness of being alive and finally home again. This is also why It’s called “Going back home”.


The painting will be posted flat protected into a cardboard box.


All painting marks or light blemishes are part of the art.

No returns on original art.

Signed and dated on the back by Marina Ester Castaldo