I find it fascinating that in different languages there are sometimes single words for topics or concepts that in other languages have to be explained with many words. And when the word itself somehow has a sound or look to it that for me at least seems to match the feeling of it, that is just wonderful.
One of these words, taken from the Japanese language, is
“A profound awareness of the universe which evokes feelings that are inexplicably deep and too mysterious for words”.
I came across this word some time ago when I was exploring ways how I could more deeply express my feelings when looking at a certain scene or object.
Simply taking a photo was not enough…there was something missing. So I started to combine the photos with paintings I made – abstract and intuitive – and this works so much better.
This here was my first attempt. It is still “quite” realistic.
But I am getting braver… 😉
With this process I can now combine the outside view with my inside feel into one image and I don’t need words to describe it.
What I find even more fascinating is that these combined images of course create the same or maybe even a very different feeling/reaction in you when you look at them and you might even incorporate some of that feeling or the idea into your own work, so in a way they started a little wave…through the universe…okay maybe not the whole universe but at least my little part of it 😉 .
Which of course makes me very curious to know what you think or feel when you look at them 🙂 .
Now I need to decide if they are already “good” enough to get their own album in the gallery… 🤔