Sometimes a moment inspires us for life. Learning to climb mountains in memory of the days gone by, to endure and build an ocean of calmness, to conquer our own hearts and minds. To have a subtle understanding of the unspoken, poignant threads of time, courage and care. The philosophical mountains of life, mere signposts for another realm of eternity.
We are all on a journey, with challenges and miracles yet certainty that destiny and truth will triumph. Patterns in nature show clear evidence of light overcoming darkness, rain from the clouds cleansing, nourishing and healing the Earth. Vulnerable saplings blooming with time, subtle droplets of water bringing forth strong roots and natural justice.
The sound of silent screams against global injustice. Emotional responses to world news, to hope to heal the pain of others. I hate the colour red, and this painting makes me feel uncomfortable. Perhaps, it is the collective conscience asking, why were we silent against global social injustice? Where was our advocacy then? Were our comfort zones a priority or the welfare of humanity?
This is about a tree that dreams, of turning into a flower; hence the scarlet petals on the left side of the canvas. Why is there a willow tree in a desert, surely that would be impossible? The willow doesn’t realize that a dream has come true, its existence in a desert is just that. It blooms and flourishes. This painting explores dreams and the fear that comes when a dream is near realization.
Finding courage and achieving our dreams, despite the turbulence of time and events. That there is diversity in humanity, yet our roots are interconnected. That despite the ever changing times, we can stand with courage and integrity, towards a brighter horizon of hopes and dreams.
The background is a simple, serene ocean and the foreground an abstract representation of the human impact on the environment through symbolism. For instance the roots of blood and a disruption of ocean ecosystem and sanctuary, and I hope to evoke the emotion of loneliness. Not felt by humans, but felt by the oceans, seas and rivers of the world whose eco-systems are disrupted due to human actions, however meaningless they are perceived to be. Yet they have an impact and subsequent consequences.
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