2013 – oil on canvas, 150×200 cm / 59×79 in
“There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter”. Max Planck
Throughout our life we search to understand which direction the ball of our destiny is taking, like the Seeker in my painting. We have our gaze fixed to the ground of our material existence instead of lifting our eyes to the world above. What we see there could change our life. We would understand that our Qi, our life energy, reaches beyond our human body, even beyond our Earth, into the universe. It interconnects us with all other humans, but also with animals, nature and the elements. Zhuangzi taught us that the wind is the Qi of Earth and that the Cosmic Yin and Yang are the greatest of Qi.
Instead of focusing on the exterior world, as is common in our days, we should concentrate on our inner feelings, symbolized by the enigmatic figures in my painting. With our conscience and emotions we can model our world. Positive emotions of love or compassion, caused by heavenly melodies, beautiful nature or tender children, change the pH balance and the hormones in our body in a positive way and extend this force and energy into the quantum world around us. Obviously negative emotions have the same power, but in a destructive way.
So, why not choose the positive energy symbolized by my “Cloak of Conscience”, or the harmonies of the music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which played an essential part in the creation of my Cloak? It’s up to us to decide if we want to lead a life in Harmony connected to all others, or if we want to imprison our exaggerated Ego within our material possessions. The World Wide Web gives us the possibility to choose between the two options.