“Being” 2013, 70 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas
I gave the painting the title “Being”. Not only because it looks like a little creature, but also because of the link to the verb “being” (like the word “zijn” in Dutch). As a self-sustaining whole, a cycle of life that is always flowing; a continuing flow of life. Connected to the earth and cosmos, that sees, knows, carries life and allows it to blossom, grow and thrive. An inner sun spirals upward, where it becomes part of the all-seeing eye, shining its light on the world. A small raincloud with raindrops (or teardrops) nurtures growth; raindrops fall, or are they little fish? When there is love inside, it can also find its way out.