The inspiration for these paintings is the insight of the connection between Aurora Borealis and the unique shapes and curves of the tree bark. This insight is expressed in every painting from the Northern Lights series.
Every time the natural unpredictable patterns of the tree bark lead the way how I make the basis for the three dimensional composition. Some works are completely randomly done, some are designed by me, and some are a mix of both.
I apply 2 layers of acrylic paint on the bark in order to have a smooth surface for the following colors. Then I paint the natural curves of the tree bark with fluorescent paints to express the movement of color in the night sky.
The feeling of balance and harmony is leading the creative process in every work. Many times the colors keep changing until the artwork is done.
Here you can find out more about my art practice from my pre-northern lights period.
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