Acrylic, metal, lapis lazuli and gold on canvas | 170 x 70 cm
The mind transitions, morphing between states of consciousness. Like metamorphic rock, which remains in a solid state while it gradually recrystallizes, the mind shifts within from fully awake to deep sleep.
Originally derived from the metamorphic rock lapis lazuli, ultramarine blue is the core colour used throughout this painting. The highlights in this piece of real lapis lazuli and gold, bring to the surface what was once transforming deep within the earth.
This commissioned artwork is in the home of a private collector in Amsterdam, hanging between artwork by Pablo Picasso, Damien Hirst, Herman Brood and Karel Appel. It hangs in a bedroom, viewed from the bed as it entices ethereal and spellbinding dreams.