two windows- multimedia painting (s)
This painting was made back in 2007 with acrylic paint, crayons, colour pencils and clay on free hanging fabric.
The longer I worked on this painting it felt as if I was more and more working with two paintings in one so at one point I decided to split the painting into two.
The theme that I am working with in this painting is dynamics.
The vortex-like movement in the middle.
By splitting it in half I created space in the middle. A centre in the vortex.
The left part is more focused on the wish for space. Depicting a window in a wall in the upper left.
The right part is about the pull towards rest and dark. In the right upper corner, there is a suggestion of a face and shoulder. A person that relates to the vortex in the middle.
In both parts of the painting, I worked with clay in the lower parts of the painting.
With yellow ‘legs’ that keep the white vortex up out of the ‘clay’.
It is a complex whole. The wish for space on the left, the wish for rest on the right and the dynamics between them. By splitting up the canvas I created a space in this whole dynamics… A space for just being and not knowing.