|Interview: Anne-Marie Nygaard Eilertsen|
|Friday, 01 May 2009 00:00|
-Why did you decide to weave "El Ojo del Lobo" "The eye of the wolf? What is its deep meaning?
"Ojo del Lobo" was a picture I had to make during a very difficult period of my life. It is part of a series of 5 pictures with the name "El Lobo Interior". All the different parts of the picture are of course symbolic and rather personal. -Romanticism was a strong dialogue between life and death.
Do you think every person has a wild animal devouring his/her guts or, in an opposite sense, is this wild animal which gives us strength and wisdom?
“Ojo del Lobo”, for example, is dealing with different aspects of woman-wolf: one part letting your inner wolf devour your best qualities - due to rigid morality. The other part letting you see yourself, your life and your relations through the eyes of the true wolf - with honesty, clear sight, strength and love. This is in fact a struggle between life and death. Many words and thoughts are hidden in the picture, some of them inspired by the writer Clarissa Pincola Estees.
-Who is your favourite romantic artist? Any special work?
My favorite romantic artist is the Danish painter Johan Thomas Lundby. His paintings of Danish nature and landscapes have a very special kind of glow.
-Which subject used to inspire you the most: life or death?
In the period of my life when I was concentrated on the Spanish corrida, I was stunned with the ritual of the "preset scene of death". One had to die-man or bull. And in the arena almost working together on this "project". The theme that especially inspired me was the ancient pre-Christianity-rituals of bringing life through death. But besides that life is the strongest and most interesting inspiration with all its uncountable possibilities of bliss or disaster.
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