About The Painting “Freedom To Choose”

Freedom To Choose

Freedom To Choose, 2017.

Golden acrylics on canvas.

100 x 100 cm.

This painting shows two birds climbing the sky towards the sun that emanates strong rays that can even come off as fearful. Nevertheless the birds don’t let themselves get stopped but go on a straight trajectory towards the sun that in this painting symbolises Truth.

In the peek-throughs other dimensions can be seen. We can choose in every minute and every second who we choose to be; which thoughts to follow. We can stay true to our authentic self by not hiding from our emotions (even the difficult ones), but staying fully present in the Now – the only place where choice exists.

This painting was inspired by Eckhart Tolle’s teachings on the power of Now and on Pema Chödröns teachings on Shenpa.

 

“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth” 

– Pema Chödrön

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About The Painting “Changing Form”

Changing Form

Changing Form, 2017.

Golden acrylics and Mixed Media on canvas.

120 x 90 cm

This painting is one of my newest paintings that are more minimalistic, lighter and abstract. It was inspired by my 18 month old daughter saying: “Ice!” all the time on our family vacation to Montenegro. She surely wanted ice cream (and got plenty), but in my mind thoughts about materia changing form started coming up and from the contemplation on water changing form the painting arose. The ice cubes in the painting can symbolise our hardened characteristics melting away and from that compassion and vulnerability is born.

 

“When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dynamic nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You’re able to keep your eyes open, your heart open, and your mind open. And you notice when you get caught up in prejudice, bias, and aggression. You develop an enthusiasm for no longer watering those negative seeds, from now until the day you die. And, you begin to think of your life as offering endless opportunities to start to do things differently.” 

 

– Pema Chödrön

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About The Morning Star Painting

Morning Star 

Morning Star, 2017.

Golden acrylics on canvas.

100 x 100 cm.

This vivid intuitive painting contains a lot of the symbols that often emerge in my paintings – stars, pyramid shapes, scribble, the Dharma wheel and lotus flowers. I meditated on it for a while but it was my husband that interpreted it’s meaning in a way that resonated with me. This painting shows the birth of civilisation or the cradle of life. A new sparkling beginning, bursts of creative energy and hidden wisdom.

 

I will love the light 

for it shows me the way, 

yet I will endure the darkness 

because it shows me the stars. 

– Og Mandino

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About The Islands Of Hope Painting

Islands of Hope

Islands of Hope, 2017.

Mixed media on canvas.

50 x 40 cm.

One of my newest paintings (as of October 2017) that is more abstract, fluid and with a limited color palette of shades of blues. It is calming yet inspiring.

Imagine viewing a beautiful tropical archipelago from an airplane. Soon you will land and enjoy the most amazing vacation you can ever imagine with coral reefs, clear blu sky, sandy beaches, great food and total relaxation.

 

“Each person deserves a day away 

in which no problems are confronted, 

no solutions searched for. 

Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares 

which will no withdraw from us.” 

– Maya Angelou

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About The Hope Painting

Hope

Hope, 2017.

Golden acrylics and Mixed Media on canvas.

60 x 50 cm.

This highly symbolic painting should not be overanalysed but experienced first hand. Meditate on it during times when hope is needed and see what emerges from the layers of vibrant colors and symbols.

Just having it around you can bring a hopeful curiosity to your consciousness if you are open to receive some guidance from your innate inner wisdom.

Remember to stay true to your feelings. Monsters grow in the shadows. Bring light and stay in the presence of what seems difficult, take a close look at your inner monster. Observe its pointy ears and hairs growing out from its nose. If you just dare to stay and observe your monster might turn out to be quite cute and vulnerable.

 

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. 

That myth is more potent than history. 

That dreams are more powerful than facts. 

That hope always triumphs over experience. 

That laughter is the only cure for grief. 

And I believe that love is stronger than death.” 

– Robert Fulghum

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About The Embracing The Mystery Painting

Embracing The Mystery

Embracing The Mystery, 2017.

Golden acrylics and Mixed Media on canvas.

40 x 30 cm.

This small painting was created in a few days after I dove deeper into working with the mind and the different voices of our sub-personalities that we all possess. I revisited a practice I learned about seven years ago by Genpo Roshi called “Big Mind Big Heart” in which you let the different aspects of yourself present themselves so that you can understand them better and ultimately unify your whole Self. This process gives access to our innate wisdom, compassion with ourselves, openness of mind and ability to shift perspectives. It brings about a greater presence and empowerment. We learn to appreciate the wisdom within all of our many sub-selves, even ones we tend to dislike or disown, like fear and anger.

The painting shows a dimmed but partially illuminated landscape of the subconscious mind. Our inner sphere where mystery lives and that we can never fully understand, but by approaching it gently we become more alive and connected to ourselves and the way we perceive and live life.

 

“These mountains

that you are

carrying, you were

only supposed to

climb.”

– Najwa Zebian

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About The Depths Painting

Depths

Depths, 2017.

Golden acrylics and mixed-media on canvas.

40 x 30 cm.

This painting is inspired by the Taoist way of explaining how our universe was created. In the beginning of time the forces hanging in an empty great void of space and time were static. When they came together they created movement. When the opposing forces of Yin (darkness) and Yang (light) interact with each other movement is created and change can take place. From this eternal dance of energies arose the stars, moons, planets and eventually life.

This painting shows the intertwining layers of energies, ranging from  primitive streams of consciousness to it’s more sophisticated forms.

 

“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.”

– Ming-Dao Deng

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About The Angels Painting

Angels

Angels, 2017.

Golden acrylics on canvas.

90 x 120 cm.

The Angels painting is based on a series of dreams and daydreaming visions I had during spring and summer 2017. The first layer was a scene with skyscrapers and a busy city life. Then I split the canvas in two diagonally and the first part of the painting showed people praying under palm trees and climbing a hill towards a God figure in pairs. The closest ones were wearing white long gowns. In the middle of the painting was a scene showing a marriage. On the other part of the painting the city scene became very turbulent and it showed people falling of the buildings, a black airplane, two black devil like figures ruling the whole scene and at the end ufo structures emerged. There were spiral like shapes and ladders leading up to the more serene half of the painting and some people were climbing them. I was very surprised by this overwhelming painting and named it Judgement Day. Even though I had worked on it for quite a while it didn’t feel complete and I let it rest for a few weeks. Eventually when I got back to it I had the urge to quiet it down and cover up pieces. Oval shapes and lotus flowers emerged together with two angels. If you look close you can still see the layers telling the story underneath what looks like stained glass and veil peek throughs.

This highly intuitive painting came to be in a time of great political turbulence in the world. Maybe my subconscious mind caught glimpses of possible scenarios where things could get really ugly. Then the negative energy got resolved – maybe by the two angels – and hopefully a brighter future awaits.

 

No, I never saw an angel,

but it is irrelevant whether I saw one or not.

I feel their presence around me.

– Paulo Coelho

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Save the date for my Art Show!

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On the 8th of October 2017 I will be showing and selling my art at the Art Exhibition in Malmö ”Fair Play Art” together with a bunch of other amazing artists!

We can meet, talk intuitive and visionary art and I will show you how I paint:)

Good news for art collectors – during the day I will sell the original art I display with 40% off! And 10% of the profit will go to charity.

So save the date – I hope to meet you there 🙂 It is a secret which art I will display, maybe your favorite original artwork will be waiting for you!

 

Date: 8th of October 2017

Time: 11.00-16.00

Address: Erikslustvägen 56, Malmö, Sweden. Fair Play Tennisklubben.

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