Mind Map - Looking for an Oasis
Every time one ascends the ladder to one’s ideal, one is bound to think: “Am I going well and where am I”?
Memories of yesterday, the day before yesterday, and events from years ago…
As time passes and memories begin to fade like photographs upon paper, with a childlike heart I take a brush to paint, reminiscing those days full of passion. Yet, painting presents irony that cannot be followed with a childlike mind; I realize it's a perspective and not a skill. It is my childlike mind that perceives reality from a different perspective that makes me look back on the path I am walking on.
As in the saying, “An oasis cannot be found with the eyes, it must be found with the heart,” written in Le Petit Prince of Saint-Exupéry, I went to Morocco and Spain to find my childlike heart. My artworks have imbibed my naive feelings from there.
Mind maps are drawn in the process of asking questions of happiness.
Was your day happy today? Are you happy on the road you are walking now? My work starts with the question, "Are you happy today?"