Reflections invites you to take a seat on the bench and reflect on the relativity of your own existence, especially in relation to the immense infinity.
Reflections shows an imaginary space as I use it for self-reflection. Since I believe that there is a divine spark in every human being, I attach great value to this kind of inner reflection. Meditative journeys into my own world of thoughts and feelings or even mindfulness meditations always offer me great potential for discovery and alleviate everyday stress.
Reflections is part of a series in which the idea of interfaces between the "divine" and the "human" has preoccupied me strongly. I give these interfaces a space in which they meet and coexist. In order to clarify contrasts and dimensions, I use, among other things, the size of the objects. For example, there is a clear disproportion between the size of the bench that can be seen in Reflections and the other elements of the picture.
In addition, Reflections is intended as an invitation to take a seat on the bench and reflect on the relativity of one's own existence, especially in relation to the immense infinity.
The digital artwork Reflections surrealistically shows a part of a building with an open passage. When the viewer looks out, he sees a bench facing the sea.
The front part of the picture shows a wall with a freely accessible entrance/exit, which is equipped with a round arch (also called semicircular arch) in the upper part. The wall as well as the floor have a matt and even white texture. Tiles, stones or joints are not visible.
Next to the wall recess, on both the left and the right, there is an empty flower jug, also white.
Daylight falls through the round arch from the sea, so that the wall, the flower troughs and the part of the floor directly adjacent to the wall are in light shade.
As soon as the viewer looks through the entrance/exit, he sees a bench that is slightly offset from the wall. It faces the sea and thus also the sky and the horizon. These infinite expanses have no other elements, such as birds or boats.
Despite the short distance, the bench is lower than the flower troughs and only slightly wider than them. It has a clear, linear geometry, with rectangular ends. The bench is presented in the dark blue colour "Catalina Blue".
The picture elements of Reflections are exclusively rendered in different shades of blue. Thus, the floor lying in the sunlight is shown with the brightest of the blue tones used. With only 1% more blue than red and green, 2% saturation and 98% brightness, it appears white to the viewer. But the shadows on the walls and jugs, which are shown in the colour "Cool Grey" on the one hand and in a blue-grey tone (14% saturation, 63% brightness) on the other, are also shades of blue.
The sea, with its strong colour gradients, is also kept blue. The choice of hues covers a range from "Brandeis Blue" with a 68% blue component, 98% saturation and 95% brightness to "Electric Blue" with 42% blue component, 40% green component and 56% saturation at 100% brightness. In terms of colour, the cloud-free horizon is similar to the gradients of the sea.
Reflections is a painting from the series "Breath" and was created as a digital painting by artist Friedrich Siever 2022.