Film image #43
2020, Acrylic on board, 100x100cm
Thus every nature moves accross the tide
Of the great sea of being to its own port
Each with its given instinct as its guide
-- Dante Alighieri, Paradiso
I have translated this altered film image into a painting four times. I have made three smaller ones, and this large painting. During this process, different narratives and forms have emerged in the rhizomatic patterns above the two figures on the river. Images emerge and recede, carrying with them a corona, or aura of meaning. They oscillate in the networks of abstraction in mesmerizing unresolved tension. It is all too sublime and too complex to comprehend, but I can somehow intuitively sense and feel and experience things beyond description.