I am so determined to go beyond figurative painting. I worked for months analysing and deconstructing this image and then reconstructing it on a large scale (1200 x 900 mm).
I wanted to do an abstract version. I took a large canvas (900 x 900 mm) and threw myself into it intuitively, relying on the knowledge I had gained from the study. This was an enjoyable and adventurous process. The result is here. I could have approached it differently, carefully combining each element, but I want to let my body and instincts have expression. It is an interesting process and I did not have conscious control over it but I think it expresses the inner life of the original painting – the chaos and uncertainty of emotions and events and moments.
Here are some details from the piece. Each could be the starting point for another painting or story.