This sketch is a map of feelings and emotions the human is experiencing in life.
It depicts complex features and symbolic elements which highlight them.
The heart carries different complex feelings during life represented by the two masks placed in front. They also have a protective characteristic. They place before the heart as a shell against the outside.
However they are not strong enough for the wondering heart because life brings different factors which are still able to create an unbalance.
The stone walls depicted are representing an impediment for the heart to reach its purpose.
The time factor is also in the picture. It has a first role of introducing pressure to the heart. The impression that it is not enough time for the heart to reach its purpose.
The small eyes chained at the bottom of the sketch are the other people. The others who watch the heart’s struggle. There are not too many of these eyes which will support the heart in its pursuit. The majority will just watch from the outside and judge.
This sketch does not have a happy ending for the heart. It will end up torn apart and unable to reach its purpose.
However, time has also a second regenerative role to help the heart heal and re-build its purpose.
The “Human vase” is a painting describing the three stages in a human’s life.
It’s more like the “Evolutional paintings” presented in one of my previous posts but in a more concentrated way.
It depicts a flower and its three stages of evolution – just like humans.
The details – I won’t share with you since I guess you can all see each of the three stages.
Human Vase, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm.
First reaction of these three paintings: ”WTF is this?”
Normal thought indeed …but listen here what they are supposed to mean!
I can remember when I was little the first drawings I could ever make was a house, a face of a man made out of digits and a cat made out of the eight digit.
I can clearly remember how my grandfather taught me how to draw these basic figures.
Now, after all these years – I tried to put a little more profound meaning into these figures and realized that I can actually represent a human life in three stages by using them.
Here’s the story behind it – one thing to keep in mind when you look at the paintings – you are in a mind of a child. Never forget that…what you see – you perceive through the mind of a child:
- The simple house – represents the Childhood. The basic geometric figures we first try to draw are pointing to the basic things we first learn to do in life. The house as a whole depicts the child’s very first universe. The house where we are born, it is the first world we are living in. The painting is also very simple and it lacks professional skills. However – that it is exactly how it should be!
- The face of a man made by digits – represents Adulthood. Why? Because in this painting the child puts a little more effort in defining something. Depicting the face is like depicting our personality traits. The digits used in defining the face bring also the rational into the picture. The rational defines Adulthood along with all our feelings and life experiences. The painting is a little more advanced in technique, though it still has some flows and spots. This means that this stage of life is still under development and the flows are the mistakes adults are learning from throughout their lives.
- The cat made out of the eight digit – represents the Old Age. What can we say about this painting? Well I guess most of you would definitely prefer this one because it has a more advanced technique in it, it has no flows and it tends to perfection. (Remember drawn by a child!). It represents the old age where humans become wiser, have life experiences and they are ready for the next stage of their life after death. The eight digit is also a special one since if turned around it actually symbolizes infinity. That is where we tend to go after this life is over – towards infinity. We can also analyze it after the cat which is also known as having more than one life. This means that after our death we will still be living our lives through our descendants.
Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm, with frame.
A Sleepy Spirit Art.
Acrylic on canvas 60 x 80 cm
Life is a small simple word defining a very complex state.
In life the scenes are already set for us to play. The roles are already written.
The spectators and the actors are the same. The shows starts from the moment we are born.
Behind the same masks there are different people.
Life is a theater and we all are great but also bad actors.
A4 format pencil drawing.
Complex figure depicting the faith and the choices we take in life.
At each cross road there is always a riddle.
If we guess right then we take the right way into life’s labirinth.
If we do not guess right then we take the wrong turn and end up again in front of the riddle
That’s life …