| Year: October 2012 | Size: 45.2 x 36.1 (cm) | Medium: Photoshop, Painter
I sometimes lose the feeling of connection with nature in my daily life, because there are plenty of ready-made things and high-tech products as if they are made in an inorganic world. Yet, we are humans, one of the animal species and a part of nature.
I do not know if I can afford this interpretation, but to me this picture is the importance of philosophy. Nostalgia - indeed, present, delicacy - as well, but most of all I feel a meditation on transience. For me, this picture (and the faces, colors, details) is pure melancholy.
Keep in touch with nature. You have to work at it I have found. I like your picture very much. Have you heard of the green man carvings in English churches. In churches yet of pagan origin. Your faces remind me of these, your green women. Check out my gallery where you will find one I have carved. Here's a text I picked up recently: Our remote ancestors said to their mother Earth, "We are yours." Modern humanity has said to Nature, "You are mine." The Green Man has returned as the living face of the whole earth so that through his mouth we may say to the universe, "We are one.". I think this fits in with your comments on your picture.
Thank you for telling me the story about the green man. I like knowing native old folk tales and myths in the world, which let me know that our ancestors lived with nature.
I love the quotes in the latter part. "We are one" is a beautiful declaration, and this is the message of this piece as you said. I'll keep on paying respect to nature and living environment-friendly as much as I can, even though it's becoming a bit hard for us to live in that way in modern society giving priority to efficiency and industrial progress.
Thanks for your informative note. Glad you liked the green man philosophy. In my gallery is a piece I wrote about Japan. It's called 'The Gyoban'. There are some aspects of Japanese culture in it and I have been trying to find out if these are still true. My son did live and teach in Japan and we've talked this over but it was a long time ago. Would you be so kind as to read it and do a critique for me? I am not looking for praise but an honest assessment. I will not be offended by criticism.