Red Ibis

Acrylic/oil on carpet, 277x190 cm

Му aim is to fill the soundless red of the carpet with streams of living, flaming red. The urge to paint this abstract piece stems from the need to overcome that destructive power of passion. Ornament flowers reminiscent of the female reproductive system — this is the recursive moment, the reflection within the feminine. The many layers finally merge into the hues of red. I focus on color, through color my work attains its meaning.

“We are accustomed to distinguishing our strongest physical needs and instincts from our spiritual quests, but we also know how closely they are interconnected and how invariably they accompany each other; in this way, physical processes do not come forward with such exactingness as to constantly attract our attention to ourselves and to be aware of ourselves through ourselves”.

Lou Andreas-Salome