The Collection - Gussa


Impactful subjects :

joy, gratitude, unity


Inspiration/Description/ Interpretation/Background :

« Pura Vida » encapsulates the spirit of the Costa Rican culture. It translates to « pure life » and is used to express a positive, carefree, and relaxed approach to life, embodying the values of gratitude, simplicity and joy.

« Pura Vida » is a powerful reminder of the importance of taking time to appreciate the simple things in life, cultivate a sense of peace and contentment, and to connect with the beauty and wonder of the natural world.

It is a celebration of the unique spirit of Costa Rican culture, and a testament to the enduring power of art to inspire, uplift, and bring people together


Impactful subjects : tradition, creativity, cultural identity


Inspiration/Description/ Interpretation/Background :

One beautiful piece of art that represents ancestral storytellers from Costa Rica, the Chorotega people – who have a long tradition of storytelling, passing down their history and cultural heritage through oral tradition.

The « Whisperer » is a celebration of the Chorotega people’s rich cultural heritage and their ongoing efforts to preserve their traditions. It is a reminder of the important role that storytelling has played in shaping the identity of Costa Rica, and a tribute to the wisdom and creativity of its people. This painting invites us to imagine the stories it contains and to appreciate the depth and complexity of the Chorotega culture.


Impactful subjects : Cultural Heritage, Diversion, Community


Inspiration/Description/ Interpretation/Background :

The Costa Rican Dream Catcher represents the blending of cultures and the power of art to connect people from different parts of the world. It is a beautiful symbol of the country’s diverse cultural heritage and its openness to new ideas and influences.

At the same time, it embodies the traditional symbolism of dream catchers, which are believed to filter bad dreams and allow only good ones to pass through. As such, it highlights the importance of positivity, hope, and resilience in our lives.


Impactful subjects :

cultural diversity, democracy, respect


Inspiration/Description/ Interpretation/Background :

Through vibrant colors and intricate details, the painting celebrates the rich cultural diversity of Costa Rica and the ongoing process of cultural fusion and exchange that has shaped the country over time.

It also represents the country’s commitment to inclusivity and social justice, highlighting the importance of respecting and valuing all voices and perspectives in a truly democratic society.

Overall, « The Melting Pot » is a powerful piece of art that speaks to the beauty and complexity of Costa Rican culture. It invites us to celebrate our differences and embrace the richness of cultural diversity, while also recognizing the ongoing work that need to be done to ensure all individuals and communities are treated with dignity and respect.


Impactful subjects :

digital revolution, technology, inclusivity


Inspiration/Description/ Interpretation/Background :

Through its dynamic and immersive design, « The Algorithm » invites us to consider the many ways in which the internet has revolutionized the way the world lives, works, and interacts.

At the same time, « The Algorithm » also raises important questions about the potential drawbacks of a hyper-connected world, including concerns around privacy, security, and the growing digital divide/lack of access between different communities and socio-economic groups.

Overall, « The Algorithm » is a piece of art that encourages us to think about the impact of technology on our lives and on society more broadly. It reminds us that while the internet has brought many benefits and opportunities, it is also important to work towards a more equitable and inclusive digital future.


Impactful subjects :

social impact, entertainment, education


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Through its bold and striking design, « The Transistor » invites us to consider the profound ways in which television has impacted culture, both positively and negatively.

On the one hand, television has provided a means of entertainment and education for millions of people, and helped to bring different communities and perspectives together in new and exciting ways.

On the other hand, it has also been criticized for shaping perceptions and experiences of the world. Overall, « The Transistor » is a powerful and thought-provoking piece of art that encourages us to think about the role that television plays in people’s lives and in the broader culture, striving for a more balanced and nuanced understanding of the world around us.


Impactful subjects :

technology, values, future, ethics


Inspiration/Description/ Interpretation/Background :

This piece explores the relationship with futuristic technologies and the world of tomorrow. It features a series of interconnected shapes and forms, representing the many different dimensions and possibilities of the multiverse.

Through its abstract and visionary design, « Multiverso » invites us to consider the potential of new and emerging technologies, to transform the way we interact with the world around us. It highlights how these technologies are breaking down traditional barriers and boundaries, and enabling us to explore new frontiers of knowledge and creativity.

At the same time, « Multiverso » also raises important questions about the ethical and social implications of these technologies, and the need to ensure that they are developed and used in ways that promote human flourishing and social justice. This powerful message of art that encourages us to embrace the possibilities of the future while remaining grounded in our values and aspirations as a society. It reminds us that the future is not predetermined, but rather shaped by the choices and actions that we make today.


Impactful subjects :

cultural heritage, creativity, bravery


Inspiration/Description/ Interpretation/Background :

A stunning piece of art that depicts ancestral warriors from Costa Rica.

This particular painting is a testament to the creativity and artistic talent of the Boric people as well as their deep respect for their cultural heritage. « The Warrior » is a powerful representation of the their connection to the past and ongoing wish to preserve traditions in the face of modernity.

It is a reminder of the important role that indigenous cultures have played in shaping the history and identity of Costa Rica, and a tribute to the courage and resilience of its people.


Impactful subjects : identity, equitable future, inclusivity


Inspiration/Description/ Interpretation/Background :

Through vivid colors and powerful imagery, this art piece captures the period of history when Spanish colonizers arrived in the Americas, representing the lasting legacy that helped build Costa Rican’s identity by navigating through intense times of change.

« The conquistador » is a thought-provoking piece of art that raises important questions about power, privilege, respect and inclusivity. It reminds us that the history of Costa Rica, like that of many other nations, is complex and multifaceted, and that we must continue to reckon with our past in order to move forward towards a more fair and equitable future.


Impactful subjects : Cultural Heritage, Diversion, Community


Inspiration/Description/ Interpretation/Background :
This painting features bold, geometric designs and vibrant
colors, representing the Boruca’s unique cultural identity and their strong connection to their ancestral roots.

The « Boruca Tribal Mask » is a powerful symbol of tribalism in
Costa Rica, representing the pride and unity that the Boruca
people feel for their community and culture. This painting questions the determination of Costa Ricans to preserve their
traditions in the face of modernity, invites us to appreciate the beauty and complexity of tribalism in Costa Rica and recognize the importance of cultural diversity in shaping our world.

It is a reminder that our differences can be a source of strength
and inspiration.

Knowledge is power.

Information is liberating.

Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.‘’

-Kofi Annan

Art for Peace (a UNITAR/UPEACE partnership) is developing this NFT collection in partnership with FUNDATION.IO.

Thank you to Sauce Piquante AgencyMetacorp and Gussa.