The Nest

The nest
(2018) oil painting 35x45cm
Winner of the ARC Staff award in the ARC Salon 2019-2020

In this painting, nature is put in a theatrical setting order to highlight her beauty. The nest full of eggs symbolizes the fragileness of new life, while the bird represents the figure of the protector who gives warmth and hope for the future.
The soap bubbles contribute as a symbol of the ephemerality of life. The whole outlook and message is to enjoy nature, but with a tender care, because, like the soap bubble, we can ruin it with one touch.
The final motif is the yellow snail symbolizing the circle of life. The humility and respect with witch we must treat nature and life.

Traveler’s Desk

Traveler’s Desk
(2017) oil painting 50x70cm
The painting is a finalist in the ARC Salon 2018

Through the symbols in “Traveler’s Desk” the painting depicts man’s yearning for knowledge.
The knowledge yet to be discovered (symbolized by the closed books) is obtained by travelling (indicated by the globe). This desk tells the story of a dreamer curious to learn through his travels (curiosity depicted by the squirrel that they’ve brought from overseas, as this type of rodent is not found in Europe). You can also find that this person is interested in foreign cultures, hence he has received a letter with a haiku, a type of traditional Japanese poetry. In this context, the scales stand for a reminder that knowledge is more valuable than material riches.