CONCEPTUAL IMAGES - PARALLEL EXISTENCES
'The Museum is Closed', oil on canvas, 100X110 cm
The artist's comment:
Once I saw a blue bird hanging on a wall/ It chirped and then was silent/At night it flew into my dream/At night I heard the bird sing.
A Museum holds the images of cultures alive, even if they are dead.
As people walk through exhibitions, they weave images into their minds.
A closed museum such as happened during the Covid-19 recession is a closed cultural memory yet it prevails in our minds, where cultural images play their spiritual role above the material realm.