Crocus hartmannianus 2020
Acrylic & water mixable oil colour on canvas 70 X 100 cm
The painting focuses on environmental and identity issues, showing the preciousness of flora and fauna of a place in transition. The premeditated enlargement of the Crocus flower accents the value and symbolism of a natural element in extinction. The soft, pastel colours lend the depth in the composition and give the sense of a dream that is lost in time.
Free to Meditate 2019
Water mixable oil colour on cotton canvas 60 X 70 cm
The painting shows the beauty of the ancient Chinese meditation practice, for body and mind, Falun Dafa, known also as Falun Gong. The composition is full of light, painted in soft and bright colours, creating an environment of pure harmony and serenity.
Since 1999, people who practice Falun Dafa in China, are persecuted, imprisoned and tortured to death, because they follow a spiritual method and cultivate virtue, by following the universal values of Truth, Kindness and Tolerance.
More info about the practice: www.falundafa.org
and about the persecution: www.faluninfo.net
Summer Breeze 2019
A summer strolling in ways where earth, mountains, sea and sky merge without interventions. A journey in the serenity and peacefulness of nature, where person returns and awakens. The gold full moon of July attracts my attention for a long time. The moon gradually disappears. Luminous stars guide the glance even more further, to a universe that eternally observes.
By a rocky, quite sea-shore stands a small, simple, square, domed building, faded from summer’s vivid light. People, strangers to this environment, rest in the midday heat.
At sunset, by the glade of the holy rock, summer visitors saunter along capturing the moment in an electronic device. Sea breeze immobilizes the senses at present time. Reality is here. Do we see it?
I walk along the paths in the no sea park. Each moment is like an eternity.
The cypresses spread their indented branches and a small dance is unrolled. Evening falls...
From Labyrinth to Light 2018
Acrylic, water mixable oil colour, pencil and mixed media on canvas 150 X 150 cm
Four concentric circles define the space of a labyrinth, a symbol related to wholeness that represents the journey to our own centre and back again to the world. In the centre a round vintage lace refers to our inner self, where the Lotus flower above is the symbol of purity and rebirth to our spiritual awakening. Three children enter the labyrinth space to experience this spiritual path of harmony and light.
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