We see a black and white print of approximately one square meter. Is it an ordered or a chaotic scene? From bright white to the deepest black, through all shades of grey. Is it an image of the Apocalypse or the big bang? You can only guess that because every reference is missing. But if you look better, it looks like an image that can always change position. A dizzying and fascinating image in which you keep looking for something to hold on to. That question can become so compelling because nothing can be identified and your eyes cannot believe what they are seeing. My eyes search for a confirmation that I don't get. In the beginning I feel disoriented and confused, but gradually I feel a sense of well-being. The image becomes palpable in the abdomen.
I look to the right, experience a lovely landscape, bathed in shining beams of light where the clouds are just breaking open. At the same time, I realize that the blue sky here only exists in my imagination. And even further to the right and a little higher I discover a beautiful reflection on the surface of the water. As if the full moon gives that light that night. Something up there is darkness, a deep black. A winding, intense white that floats in an immense space. As if you no longer have control over scale and proportions. On the left I see a kind of dark landscape with a road to the distance, where the end is not yet in sight. And there, behind the darkness, a threatening batch of clouds. With flashes of light and probably also sound. The deep sound of thunder. I have to get away from it.
You may wander through all your thoughts, lose yourself in this landscape, and get confused. But you may also try to practice patience and slowly seek peace within yourself, let yourself be transported on a journey through an infinite universe to something ... where time and space no longer exist. Can this be rapture? There is no clear top and bottom. Is there a left or right where we can orient ourselves? There seems to be no prescribed direction. Yet the artist wants the work to be displayed in this way. We must do that as a spectator.
The total image actually consists of seventy individual images, merged into a whole as a puzzle. And every original element goes back to an equally original physical manifestation of life. It all started with actual photos of the entangled naked bodies of the artist and his lover. Each, endowed with pigment spots obtained from their mother, contributed to the seventy scattered selected spots. And all these points were then plotted on a map of the earth, after which the corresponding satellite data from that area were requested from NASA. This is how this reflection of their loving amalgamation on our earth crust came about.