In May, what now seems not months but centuries ago I set out to finish one of my ongoing series At the Edge of a Galaxy and figured it needs only one big final painting so it can be done. As I was cheerfully thinking about making that one final painting a thought rushed through my mind: “It’s alright you’ll finish it in November when things calm down.” It was one of those thought you don’t know where it comes from and you certainly don’t want to have it especially when you’re ready to finish something RIGHT NOW and not in 6 months. And of course I had no idea what would happen and what would need to calm down so I decided to just ignore that thought. Oh, well (insert the sound of evil movie laughter). I won’t share what has been happening in my life since May but it seems like that indeed I won’t be able to focus on finishing my series until November (if even then). But even though life has been crazy I still did manage to make some art that I’m pleased with so I’ll just share the images.
The image on the top of this post was originally called The sun and the moon coming together because of the obvious reasons but I later renamed it to Integration. It was made in mid July during one of rare positive and optimistic periods this Summer when I felt a sense of coming together and integration of some part of my psyche and for maybe first time in my life I felt like what I need and want are one of the same. I felt very hopeful at the moment of making that image (perhaps naively so) and could clearly imagine and feel a solution to some issues that have been pressing for a long time.
I made this one for lunar eclipse in late July. Originally I wanted to make something more impressive but gave up and ended up with this image of tomato like full Moon. I was really looking forward to viewing the eclipse and wanted to see the blood Moon but that night was very, very cloudy in Zagreb area where I live. However I woke up just after dawn when the weather cleared up to see very pretty, pale pink Moon just about to set.
The painting above was made in response to a song request on my tumblr. I’ve been making paintings inspired by music since January 2017 and so far I made 126 of them (!!!) This was a response to the most requested song so far: Let It Happen by Tame Impala.
This one is one of the most recent paintings and it was inspired by an image I saw on tumblr:
Originally I intended to paint Saturn floating in an ocean but then I thought I rather have it melt away :)
And to finish of this post here is an image of a small rainbow Moon because most of my art this past few months has been inspired by either music or astrology (not intentionally so).