Raquel Serafino finds inspiration in both the energy of city life and the comfort of home. Her MetroCard collages represent the iconic intensity of New York City. At the same time, her pet portrait paintings lovingly capture quieter moments – a cat's adorable expression, a dog's eager eyes. Her multifaceted art practice explores themes of movement and stillness, speed and patience, independence and companionship. Finding beauty and meaning in the little details of daily life.