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Black forest luminous convergence

Black forest luminous convergence

Ink on watercolour paper, Unframed


I paint forests from my imagination.  They are not a representation of specific geographical locations.  However these places exist as a manifestation of inner spaces.  

In relation to stars, they define a nocturnal atmosphere where  microcosm turns into macrocosm and vice versa. As human beings we naturally found ourselves at the crossroad between these two dimensions .

The forest as a threshold symbol into the unconscious was the conceptual starting point for these ink paintings.  I'm drawn to this archetype loaded with symbolic connotations: a place of loneliness,  healing,  regression, entanglement,  growth and self discovery. 

Many layers of ink are used to represent this complexity of meanings.  The pleasure of drawing, flashes of enlightenments and half forgotten memories find a meeting point in these images often organised in series. Viewers are invited to envisage their own sense of magic through viewing this elusive network of symbolic forests.

  • Artist Name

  • Alvaro Petritoli

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