- Acrylics on canvas
- Measurements: 80 x 120 cm
- Including stained wooden frame
- Part of ‘Flowerpower’-collection
The story behind this painting:
Judging people, we all do it sometimes. In our head we always compare ourselves with someone else and that often involves a strong opinion. I’ve been thinking a lot about this matter lately. At a time when people are left out for a variety of reasons, it seems more relevant than ever.
Recognizing that you have judgmental thoughts is already a big step in the right direction. Those judgments often stem from your own view of things and probably have more to do with yourself than with the other person. Self-reflection can then be very helpful: in this way you get to work with it yourself and you can only learn from it. Unfortunately, this step is often skipped. Judgments are spoken without thinking and projected consciously or unconsciously onto another person. This can manifest itself in unnecessary directness, hurting another, bullying, jealousy, envy and aggression. With all the consequences of that towards the other.
The symbolism of roses has to do with love, respect, purity and sympathy. With this painting, where all roses ‘just’ grow and exist next to each other, I hope to be able to inspire you to approach yourself, but especially others with love and compassion. It would be so nice if we could listen more to each other and let the other person in his or her value. Respect each other’s choice, even if you don’t agree with it. You don’t have to relate every situation to yourself: what doesn’t work for you, may work for someone else. Let’s give each other all the happiness in the world. And pass on a little love that way. If we all would do that a little bit more, it would definitely make the world a better place. At least for my world it would. Spread love!