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My project is an attempt to create a metaphorical and exploratory portrayal of people, who are trapped in the state of waiting. This ‘suspension’ is usually associated with a bizarre uncertainty and developed by a range of discrepancies between what is expected, desired, anticipated and what actually happens. In essence, it is about HOPE!
The unpredictable character of life and its uncertain quality make our existence very delicate and fragile. Our anxieties can be camouflaged by money, entertainment and other temporary disruptions. However, waiting in the context of uncertainties of tomorrow is the foundation of what I am trying to explore and visualise in a series of painterly interpretations.
The complexity of the element of questioning in the project was increased by my experiences and observations in Haiti. I recorded memories of desperate people, who waited for something to happen, not really knowing, who and what they were actually waiting for. Waiting therefore, has become a form of being while suspended in vacuum – a contemporary manifestation of our existence.
It also reinforces the universal value of critical analysis of the phenomenon of waiting, which is critiqued, discussed and conveyed in the ‘Theatre of Absurd’ novel titled “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett.
“(Vladimir) Why are we here, that is the question? And we are blessed in this, that we happen to know the answer. Yes, in this immense confusion one thing alone is clear. We are waiting for Godot to come. …We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment.”
Beckett, S (1953) Waiting for Godot in