WORK IN PROGRESS ‘Stories of Transition’
September 2020 – Working on it
The series is inspired by transition periods in life. Moving from darker, difficult periods into the lighter ones, navigating through life to find your own path and the inner spiritual transitions to restore the connection with our souls. These transitions often lead to breaking points in life, crossroads, difficult necessary choices and the need of letting go of the negativity from the past. The paintings are abstract symbolic translations about these transitions. These abstract metaphorical translations are staged on the island Patmos (Greece) where the beauty of the earth seems to touch a glimpse of heaven. The inspiration is semi autobiographical, but this given is not of any importance, as I think that themes like spiritual processes, depression and letting go of the past are universal themes which concern a lot of people around the world. Every painting is about a different situation or inner state of mind.
The series consists of 22 oil paintings (one Diptych and one Triptych), 19 Watercolor Drawing Studies and Drawing Studies
Images of the first completed paintings will follow soon….
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