|© 2001 Monika Mraovic|
This is one of my painting that is surreal and dreamlike. It has many symbolic elements and layers of consciousness. The central person is a likeness of an artist who is sitting in a lotus position holding a brush and painting. She has a scar on her shoulder and there is a swirl of energy that is entering her body through it. It carries a meaning that an experience with a cancer has shaped her as an artist, it influenced her on many levels. As the energy goes through a scar, it moves through her and leaves in a form of a painting that she is working on. Behind her there is a symbolic wheel of fortune. She appears to be sitting on a man’s arm although whether she is actually floating or sitting there is left to a viewer’s discretion. A man is pushing away an opening in a cave, it is an opening to another world, he leaves behind a material one to have a glimpse of a goddess like artist, Sun and light.