The Source is a drawing inspired by a magical pond in the forrest near my home. Only after I finished The Source, did I discover an Upanishad that encapsulates the essence I felt while drawing.
The Source, charcoal on paper, 150 x 280 cm, 2011.
The empire of heaven contains sources of deed and knowledge that spring from the highest spirit; beyond is the lake of bliss;
Lake of Joy, charcoal/ oilstick/ pastel on paper, 150 x 224 cm, 2011.
Beyond the lake blooms the tree of immortality; beyond the tree lies the city of Braham, bathing in light, built by Him.
The Tree, charcoal, 112 x 152 cm, 2011.
Heaven is for those who find the sources of deed and knowledge, they can go wherever they want.
This text from Hindu philosophy inspired me to embark on a quest to see if I could visit and portray magical places of which I have no idea if they actually exist. What would I find? What would it look like?
The City of Light, charcoal, pencil on paper, 183 x 145 cm, 2012.
The landscape Stupa is a rigorous representation of the first image I encountered after closing my eyes.
Stupa, 120 x 170 cm, charcoal on paper, 2014.
While drawing, I felt myself being transferred to a higher plane where landscapes merged with the universe.
Mountains, 116 x 131.5 cm, charcoal and pencil on paper, 2014.
Is it true that freeing the mind is all it takes and that the rest will automatically follow?
Lake of the Crown, 118 x 144 cm, charcoal and pencil on paper, 2014.
Lake of the Chrystal Tears represents the first stage of my astral journey.
Lake of Cristal Tears, 118 x 162 cm, charcoal and pencil, 2014.