the Other (2020)

The Other emerged in my work.
During transforming moments in life we tend to use the Other as an acknowledgement of who we are, to be near and touched by the Other. But is the Other really an independant existence or is it a reflection of ourselves?

mixed media on paper, 50,5 - 70 cm, 2020

 

What happens when we touch each other (metaphorical or real)?   Is there a moment of acknowledgement and acceptance of the other involved? And in this nearness; does compassion occur?

When we we are near each other, do we see the Other an reflection of ourselves,  a mirror of the internal feelings and troubles of the self? Is the Other  a concept of the internal Other within ourselves? And if so: "Is it possible to  have compassion with the real Other or even with  ourselves?"

Is an acknowledgement of independant existence and having compassion  really possible? Where does the self stop, and where does the Other begin?

Watercolor and sepia ink on paper, 57 - 76 cm, 2020.
Watercolor on paper, 50,5 - 70 cm, 2020.
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 50,5 - 70 cm, 2020.
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 70 - 50,5 cm, 2020.
Watercolor and pencil on Khadi paper, 30 - 42 cm, 2020.
Watercolor and pencil on Khadi paper, 42 - 30 cm, 2020.
Watercolor and pencil on Khadi paper, 30 - 42 cm, 2020.
Graphite watercolor and pencil on paper, 15 - 21 cm, 2020.
Graphite watercolor and pencil on paper, 15 - 21 cm, 2020.
Graphite watercolor and pencil on paper, 15 - 21 cm, 2020.
Graphite watercolor and pencil on paper, 15 - 21 cm, 2020.
Graphite watercolor and pencil on paper, 15 - 21 cm, 2020.
Graphite watercolor and pencil on paper, 21 -15 cm, 2020.
Graphite watercolor and pencil on paper, 15 - 21 cm, 2020.
Graphite watercolor and pencil on paper, 15 - 21 cm, 2020.

the Other (2020)