This latest painting was created during an intensive creative weekend workshop. The purpose was to create an abstract painting with a few figurative elements, all the while exploring the concept of inner landscapes or inner self with outer landscapes. Trying to create the parallel between both isn’t so easy when you are trying to be abstract.
This work of art is also like a landscape, in the sense that it’s a piece of land and self with a unique point of view, the view of the observer. This inner landscape has many meanings. And if you see something in it, then it’s your own interpretation. Take a minute before reading on and explore it, and try and give it a sense.
The sense it has for me is multidimensional. First, some part of the painting are very busy, just like my mind and my life. All the while other parts seem more tranquil and relaxed.
The trees that you will find are representative of an ever-growing love for arts, for knowledge and awareness.
The focus of interest is a more relaxed, serene scene that may remind some of a body of water. This wasn’t my intention. The colors have a more profound significance. The white is to remind us of innocence and purity, while the blue reflects interior force and peace of mind. You might have noticed those black stains. Indeed they stain the happiness and goodness of life.
Circles have always been very symbolic throughout the history of art. Here they are a reminder of the cycle of life and a reminder to avoid vicious cycles.
A reminder to let thing flow and go.
These last three pictures don’t have a specific meaning, but are shown as close-ups.