2014, oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm
“Discover yourself” – means to everybody…
… The pursuit of one’s passions, the realization of one’s dreams. If you want something, do it! With conviction. With courage, determination, and joy.
What do you – personally – discover?
I have always been on a journey, even in my past. Life as a voyage, as a search for paths – I mean that I was an impassioned scout and group leader. I come from a humble background, and there were seven of us – fi ve children, mother and father – in a small fl at. The desire to be outside, surrounded by nature, to become one with it, must be familiar to everybody. For me it was an aura: lying in a fi eld, listening to the rustling of the forest, looking up at the sky.
I have always known that I wanted to be an artist. I set out into the unknown. I hitchhiked. Allowed the unexpected to occur. Later, I went on study trips to places including the Seychelles and the Canary Islands, as well as Bali, Malaysia and Mexico. I went diving, to the summits of mountains, to the jungle. That is the personal colorful world that has become part of me thanks to my voyages of discovery – in search of an artistic essence.
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Dr. Melanie Klier
author of art books, Munich