… I would always have the feeling that I didn’t trust my innermost being.
Therefore, I would rather risk everything than give up out of fear. Also, in the feeling of trust mistakes happen, things that I had not intended for the painting. But I take it as a gift and a pointer. It only means that the painting will take a new turn.
For my paintings I am dependent on the help of everything that is. Sometimes I even write the mantra that I use on each painting, already on the white canvas, to ask for a good result.
Before I start, I often give an offering to the local energies at my home, the genius loci. I offer a typical Balinese offering called canang and pray that I will not be disturbed by distracting energies. My wish is to create an image that expresses a beautiful feeling, one of the encouraging and healing energies, that I feel in Bali and that I hope will inspire other people.