The title of the work is derived from the epic poem The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake.... Read More
The title of the work is derived from the epic poem The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake. The door in the wall, represents a world beyond, perceived by the mystic. It does not appear in its entirety, which suggests it can appear in its entirety or disappear completely, depending on the observer. The bloody grass and the path through it, represents the struggle to get there. Simultaneously the door represents the entrance to Nirvana and the bloody grass represents Samsara, the cycle of birth and death. The image of the bloody grass is derived from 'All Grass is Flesh', from Isaiah 40:6, which is interpreted to mean that human life is transitory.
The methods and technics that are used in general, in the following steps: linden wood or plywood as the canvas / transference of the design onto the wood or it is directly drawn or painted onto the wood / carving the wood with a knife, chisels or electric tools / finishing it with additional techniques and materials: oil paint, industrial paint, acrylic paint; sand in oil paint carefully arranged; 2d print technique: transferring shades from a plastic sheet onto the wood using heat; 3d print technique: perforated stickers or cloth covered with oil paint, afterwards the sticker or the cloth will be removed leaving a 3d pattern; putty, filler, plaster, coloured plaster; gold leaf, copper leaf; pen, pencil, charcoal, felt pen, ink; inlay (different materials); pour on varnish, a varnish which is 40x thicker than normal varnish.