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“Inner Development”

Here artistic intent and unexpected influences merge. This work, originally intended as a print of a bare foot in dried and cracked paint, took a fascinating turn.

A vibrant palette of green and yellow tones, infused with traces of nature. It wasn't my hand, but beetles that found their way unnoticed that left their mark here. The original vision has been reinterpreted by nature, and the beetles' damage is now a powerful symbol of change and unpredictability.

In this unexpected collaboration I find an organic metaphor for metamorphosis and change. The traces of the beetle metamorphosis, as unintentional symbolism, tells a story of transformation and the unstoppable passage of time. Art and nature merge into a unique aesthetic fusion of planned creativity and spontaneous influences.

I consciously decided against the original footprint in order to preserve the traces of the beetles. This was not a defeat, but a choice that intensified the dialogue between art and chance. The work thus becomes a timeless testimony to the beauty that arises from the symbiosis of human creativity and the power of nature.

In ‘Inner Development’ we see, how the creative process goes beyond the boundaries of intention. The unintended elements are not mistakes but sources of inspiration. This work invites you to discover the beauty in the unexpected and experience the transformative power of art.

The painting is a 20cm x 20cm egg tempera on canvas. The beetles are drugstore beetles (Stegobium paniceum). These have gone through all stages of development inside the dried paint. I collected them and cleaned the painting. It was then disinfected in the oven and prepared with linseed oil varnish. What remains is a detailed landscape that tells a colorful story of life.

Details: Topics:➟ Insects➟ Paintings
Project:➟ Inner Development
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Post #362:

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It's not finished yet. Maybe never will.
I'm furry, so no need to hurry. I paint for over 2 years on the picture. Recently I sat for about 10 hours again. It's gouache tempera on canvas (20x20cm). It means a lot to me, because I always wanted to paint a very detailed picture. I haven't painted many pictures yet. A few, but without satisfying me. The title is "Terrarium Snake and Monarch Butterfly". It describes my self-image, along with hurdles and desires that shape me. Every now and then I show you the progress.

Details: Species in this post:Corn snakePantherophis guttatusMonarch butterflyDanaus plexippus
Topics:➟ Snakes➟ Paintings
Project:➟ Terrarium Snake and Monarch Butterfly
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Picture in Machu Picchu Picture in Machu Picchu Picture in Machu Picchu

Aguas Calientes a.k.a. Machupicchu Pueblo is located 6 kilometers from Machu Picchu, closely surrounded by rainforest-covered mountains. There's no road connection, you can only get there by train or on foot. For most visitors, it's the starting point for the tour to the ancient city. The village is very well presented with many artistic details. Here I even had the chance to watch the development. 🤗🎨🐾
I've many more photos, but always nice and slow with the young sloths... ☝😏
🤓 On this day in history, July 24th:
In 1911, Machu Picchu was rediscovered by archaeologist Hiram Bingham. ☝

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My painting in detail. At some point, I'm sure to make bigger sloth steps again. By the way, I haven't painted many paintings in my life. I never liked it very much. In school I often got approval, rather than painting what the teacher says, to draw what I want. Later attempts I never found satisfying. Good that I've tried again. It's an exercise picture, I took the canvas with the least quality for it. Now I paint for over 2 years on it.

Video made with Adobe Procrastinate Pro. Sloth life!

Music: "Old Tabla Night" by septahelix
(2019 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

Details: Species in this post:Corn snakePantherophis guttatusMonarch butterflyDanaus plexippus
Topics:➟ Snakes➟ Paintings➟ Video art
Project:➟ Terrarium Snake and Monarch Butterfly
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Listen to music, catch some rays, paint my never ending painting. 🎶🌞🎨 I've been working on this image since February 2017. It's still not finished. The meaning of this painting is about freedom. The title is "Terrarium Snake and Monarch Butterfly".
It started as training. That's my first tempera painting. Usually I decide to finish my work at some point. I imagined the picture and myself growing together. In the meantime I have freed myself from the idea of having to finish it at all.

Details: Species in this post:Corn snakePantherophis guttatusMonarch butterflyDanaus plexippus
Topics:➟ Snakes➟ Paintings
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I wasn't constantly on the move in Amsterdam. I took the time to bring some of the impressions into my painting. I've been working on this image since February 2017. It's still not finished! The meaning of this painting is about freedom. The title is "Terrarium Snake and Monarch Butterfly". A vague impression of what my picture currently looks like, you'll find in my very first post. ✌

Details: Species in this post:Corn snakePantherophis guttatusMonarch butterflyDanaus plexippus
Topics:➟ Snakes➟ Paintings
Project:➟ Terrarium Snake and Monarch Butterfly
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Wer durchs Leben tanzt, tritt in Farbnäpfchen!

Who dances through life, steps into paint cups!

Quien baila en la vida, se mete en tazas de pintura!

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Painting the clouds of my long-term project "Terrarium snake and monarch butterfly". Just added some yellow to the clouds which led to more harmony and brightness for the whole painting. Now I'm going to add some white again. Clouds are very complex but not difficult to paint. It's very relaxing and exactly what I need now. 🖼🎨😏 What about you? Are you painting as well?
Show me your work! 😀

Details: Species in this post:Corn snakePantherophis guttatusMonarch butterflyDanaus plexippus
Topics:➟ Snakes➟ Paintings➟ Selfies
Project:➟ Terrarium Snake and Monarch Butterfly
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