Entering the Garden of Delights
For my initial piece, I worked with familiar motifs: collaged papers, calla lilies, hyacinths and tulips. My problem-solver psyche couldn’t stop at half a piece. I told Lars he could paint over the whole thing. When I received his work, I realized that I had to change his background and add the colours that he had in his three figures below to integrate the figure/ground. We seemed to each come half way in our approach to the other’s works. He added figures to my work inspired by the Guatemalan Mayan city of Tikal and I invited his characters into a world of plants, animals, insects and fish.
Hurrah for the Growing Feeling
What is Rose trying to tell me with her piece? With the news headline “Hurrah for the Growing Feeling”, I think she gives me a metaphor for the beautiful collage that is covered with life-giving flowers and accompanied by music.
Well, never mind, it is I who must make the piece complete and in my mind it is clear, that it is a jungle around Tikal – the overgrown old Mayan ruined city in Guatemala.
Glimpses of religious symbols, elusive animals and creatures. Mask-clad gods like Hun-Chowen, the Mayan god and patron of sculptors and painters, are definitely a part of my finishing painting.
Neither fish nor fowl.....