Midsummer #21, or Family portrait
Acrylic on board, 35x120cm
In this work, I have mixed landscape painting with portraiture. As with all my midsummer pieces, this painting is themed around family, origin and context. My attitude towards my environment is paradoxical, or filled with tension. At times I have a protective attitude, where I instinctively protect myself from a deep-seated notion of danger, and that is contrasted with an equally profound affinity to nature.