February 2, 2007

Renewal of the Star

To make up my mind about which card to paint next, I started sketching. And the image that came out most clear was that of the new star. I found it hard to relate to my previous star, to loose myself in the image. And I was always disappointed at how the night sky turned out. There is nothing there to look up to in awe.
Inspired by the starlike aureole of hair in the Ad Astra image and the woman washing her hair on Haindl's star card, I will create a new image of renewal. A beautifull woman emerges from the dark and cold water, throwing her hair back and looking up at the twinkling stars. After having been submerged in darkness, the sight of beauty is a sign of hope, the sight of sparkling stars a sign that the darkest hours are past.

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