The die is cast

The die is cast

Sankofa

Joined May 2009

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acrylic mixed media canvas. plaster, nail. 19.7 × 15.7 inch

ALL my abstract works of art are mostley done intuitively; I am affected and inspired by music; no painting is done without music; music is inalienable. see my profile..

but this work I have “painting” at first in my sleeping dream; after this i tried to paint in real this work from my dream..
At these times I had a couple of dreams of crucifixion. I was innocent but got crucified at one hand. It was tremendously painful and my weight pulled me off the crucifix. But the nail was still stuck in my wrist and I knew that I would bleed to death if I took it out.
The pain was unbearable so I took the nail off. Each time I then woke up very frightened. I couldn’t interprete the dreams exactly but they keep me worried during the days as well.
Then while dreaming that same dream again I heared a voice telling me: paint a picture about it!
I used to work with my dreams for years and receiving such a clear hint made me aware of the importance of it.
Up till then I only did abstract and intuitiv paintings so this was quite a challenge since I think I can’t paint objectively. But I was determind to try.

First thing I did was a to make a plaster cast of my hand then I designed the crucifix. It took me a couple of days….. But still – something was missing.
The dices were a spontaneous idea but it made sense to me even though they didn’t appear in my dream. This idea made me understand the deep meaning of my dream: The die is cast!
I was in a hopeless situation and left at the situations mercy at that time.

I was very proud of my picture and showed it to my friends, but they just couldn’t understand my pleasure and commented it as obscure. It also scared them.
Explanations to it didn’t help on the contrary it worried them even more. Nevertheless I gave it a place of honour and I said: If I will bring this situation to a good end I will take the picture off the wall. It is there now for 2 years …….

But the nightmares of crucifixion are getting less and less and aren’t as intense anymore. Sometimes it might help to turn your dreams into pictures. Means the pictures will have room in your consciousness, they receive attention and even better: you might get an answer or explanation from your subconscious…

for a better view here the original work

this work was accompanied by this song:

was featured in Imperfectly 08/09
was featured in Healing Through Art (HTA) 4.10.2009
was featured in Art & Dis(ease) 5.10.2009

Artist's Description

acrylic mixed media canvas. plaster, nail. 19.7 × 15.7 inch

ALL my abstract works of art are mostley done intuitively; I am affected and inspired by music; no painting is done without music; music is inalienable. see my profile..

but this work I have “painting” at first in my sleeping dream; after this i tried to paint in real this work from my dream..
At these times I had a couple of dreams of crucifixion. I was innocent but got crucified at one hand. It was tremendously painful and my weight pulled me off the crucifix. But the nail was still stuck in my wrist and I knew that I would bleed to death if I took it out.
The pain was unbearable so I took the nail off. Each time I then woke up very frightened. I couldn’t interprete the dreams exactly but they keep me worried during the days as well.
Then while dreaming that same dream again I heared a voice telling me: paint a picture about it!
I used to work with my dreams for years and receiving such a clear hint made me aware of the importance of it.
Up till then I only did abstract and intuitiv paintings so this was quite a challenge since I think I can’t paint objectively. But I was determind to try.

First thing I did was a to make a plaster cast of my hand then I designed the crucifix. It took me a couple of days….. But still – something was missing.
The dices were a spontaneous idea but it made sense to me even though they didn’t appear in my dream. This idea made me understand the deep meaning of my dream: The die is cast!
I was in a hopeless situation and left at the situations mercy at that time.

I was very proud of my picture and showed it to my friends, but they just couldn’t understand my pleasure and commented it as obscure. It also scared them.
Explanations to it didn’t help on the contrary it worried them even more. Nevertheless I gave it a place of honour and I said: If I will bring this situation to a good end I will take the picture off the wall. It is there now for 2 years …….

But the nightmares of crucifixion are getting less and less and aren’t as intense anymore. Sometimes it might help to turn your dreams into pictures. Means the pictures will have room in your consciousness, they receive attention and even better: you might get an answer or explanation from your subconscious…

for a better view here the original work

this work was accompanied by this song:

was featured in Imperfectly 08/09
was featured in Healing Through Art (HTA) 4.10.2009
was featured in Art & Dis(ease) 5.10.2009

Artwork Comments

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