"Libertas" - 40cms

(Liquefied acrylics on canvas)

Libertas, in Latin, means Freedom. As bold as freedom could get, I tried to strengthen my colors. I changed the blending of my usual color palette into a heavier, thicker one, incorporating alcohol into it this time. I also went for more metallic colors: gold, a metallic cyan and another metallic ultramarine, blended along with the peaceful, indispensable white. The unusual density of paint and its movement on my sharp-edged canvas evokes the bittersweet taste of freedom, the feeling of liberation after being trapped in worries and anxiety, the full awareness of being human, our humanity being at once our only limit and our source of power.