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In fieri by flysch In fieri by flysch
After my husband's passing in 2014, I embarked a long journey of self discovery. Loss transformed me deeply and, though I am much better than before, I am also really different from the Ambra I was two summers ago.
While searching a way to cope with mourning, I got in touch with a close knitted single parent community, in which I discovered many different stories, of bereavement and loss, but also of destroyed marriages and harsh divorces. All these people, former wives and husbands who are still moms and dads, passed through the same path I walked and all experienced the same inner transformation.

All these feelings and stories helped me giving birth to this tryptich. I chose the Japanese carp, the koi, as the main protagonist, and more specifically the black and white koi, the Kumonryu Koi, which symbolises change. Its pattern is susceptible to changes in the water temperature or pH, so its black&white spots may vary in size and shape through its whole life.
The left canvas symbolises the past: you remember mainly the people close to you, while background (work, home, environment) fades away, thus the collaged paper left blank. The centre canvas is the present: the only moment in life where everything is clear, yourself but also your surroundings. And last, the right canvas is the future: in your perception some things are unlikely to change (the painted background), while the people surrounding you are not the same as before, yourself in primis.

Done with acrylics and collage on canvas, on a goldenleafed board (120x45 cm).
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flysch Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Thank you for the compliment and for sharing your story as well!
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