India 16th century
gouache on paper
26 x 11,5 cm
Statue of Bahubali Belgola
18 m height
The first image above, coming from Jain religion, inspires me so much, it refers to most important questions in life, it connects microcosms and macrocosms. It is abstract and figurative, it tries to express the whole knowledge of the universe.
This image should be seen together with the statue of Bahubali, Shrvana Belgola, a monolith of 18 m height. Both are images of the Cosmic Man of Jain religion.
I am fascinated by histories and religions. I source my works in text, diagrams and images, often found in unfamiliar environments and try to connect them with daily life and own experiences.
Elizabeth de Vaal, 2014
Ruimte op links (Space on the left)
oil on canvas
145 x 115 cm