Rainlight 04

Elise Eekhout


Landscapes & Nature


30.0W X 30.0H X 2.0D cm

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Mixed media on canvas. Ready to hang thanks to the stretcher frame and a wire. Original paining. Comes with a certificate. Part of my Corona-Stories: Tranquil Cities, Longing to go Outside. - BOOKS AND STORIES GIVE ME THE FREEDOM TO LIVE MULTIPLE LIVES - Especially during the corona lockdown (spring of 2020) it was very important to be able to experience this feeling of freedom. This painting is the first of my paintings inspired by a very special book I read during the lockdown: “Furthermore” by Tahereh Mafi. Combining text and paintings is very inspiring to me. Writers basically do the same thing painters do: create an alternative universe without boundaries. Tahereh Mafi is a master of this. I will quote a small part of the text that inspired me to make this painting: “The sun was raining again. Soft, bright rainlight fell from the sky, and every drop punctured a neat hole in the season. The winter had been steady and predictable, but now the holes were starting to appear. Spring was already peeping through the cracks. The world was ready for change. […] Everything bathed in an unearthly glow from the rainlight […] Rainlight brought the magic into the world; it soaked the air and penetrated the ground; it made plants and trees grow and gave shape and strength to the explosion of colors in which they lived.” (from “Furthermore” by Tahereh Mafi) Her story inspired me to use parts of the text in the forest with sheet metal. The atmosphere and appearance of the artwork are, as with a real forest, strongly influenced by the incidence of (sun) light. The sheet metal texts are difficult to capture in the photo. They are therefore not clearly visible on these photos. The changing incidence of light during the day ensures that the texts stand out more or less. This changes the painting during the course of the day.

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