Monday, August 3, 2020

Multidimensional Meditator

Pentel brush marker on A4 sketchbook
Rotulador pincel Pentel sobre papel de boceto A4


This beautiful town of the Costa Brava is one of the most inspiring and magical places in the world for me and, thus, I try to return here once in a while to reload my creative energy. My attraction for this place might have to do with its unusual geography full of sculpture-like stones carved by the different winds, the shape-shifting clouds that suggest a great number of images, the lovely white houses that surround the bay, the labyrinthine streets, the crystalline waters or the rich underwater life... But I guess what I love about this coastal town is precisely something that cannot be fully grasped or described with words, what I love is its genius loci: the spirit of place that can be felt only when one surrenders to the particular energy of Cadaqués and, eventually, allows one to blend with the environment. In my case, I use drawing to accelerate this process of drinking in this amazing beauty.

Exquisite Corpse 08

Rumi's Diwan-e Shams-e Tabrizi

(2009, acrylics on canvas, 100 x 100 cm)

I did this painting inspired by Jalaluddin Rumi's Diwan-e Shams-e Tabrizi, and particularly poem XXXI.

As I am rereading the book, I remembered this image that I painted more than a decade ago and I decided to post it.

Of course, Rumi's poetry is as inspirational as ever but, as it happens with every book that is worth rereading, I am finding further levels of interpretation, and also other treasures that are answering some of my current questions.

Thank you, Mawlawi.