Early in the morning I left for a hike today, and deeply enjoyed the perfect silence, not really silent but absence of human noises, a lot of singing birds instead.
Those birds know the pleasures and joy I am seeking in that solitude.
A more inner intense joy, and excitement of the beauty of Creation, the trees, the sun, the fresh air, the wind, the colours, the shape, the smells, everything which makes that moment so perfect.
Tempera painting transformed into a collage (40 x 50 cm.). Made in honour of the love for the island expressed by the inhabitants in their processions for the virgin, showing her the island. For the joy of witnessing this beautiful community.
Impressions from a little religious festival and procession. Although catholic in superficial colour, it feels much older then that. Showing the virgin her island, her people, the life, the abundance of the earth, very emotional very heartfelt and a very strong sense for community, being together, sharing and transmitting the heritage trough generations. Very touching, joyful and beautiful even for me as total stranger to these customs.