- Tutor: Lilli-Krõõt Repnau
- Acrylic and oil on canvas
- Dimensions variable
I imagined a sunlit room, a blank sheet open to opportunities.
This future, one in which loss and suffering have passed, was not to be: reality was darkened
by the upheaval of exploding light, dizzily forcing it to the ground.
The beginning is not a blank plane, but an underpainted surface upon which something is to
come. A painting with a contaminated, yet receptive surface, that seamlessly blends the strata
of different ages. A freshly whitewashed area is not perfect, as if of palimpsest. The covered
bumps are visible; the ruins of a self image and basic beliefs, laments and pieced together
pictures. New opportunities and relationships await to be applied and that which haunts
The aftermath of a traumatic event is the beginning of the path to overcoming, a journey with the
goal towards progress and a better place. The painting’s installation centers on a time in which
a new birth is possible. Each scratch on the surface is possibly a memory of something I once
saw but did not notice; a trigger to memories and fears but also the possibility for dreams.