THE GATE – Original. Acrylic on canvas, 30x40x1.8 cm, 2020
This original artwork uses a unique combination of acrylic paint on stretched canvas. Framing is not required. The artwork is signed on the back, provided with a certificate of authenticity and is sold unframed, ready to hang.
Syona constantly explores new territories, seeking to be in-tune with the energy around her. In a state of resonance with the world, she is acting as a channel, through her brush, for the forces of nature, who carry paint onto her canvas. “The Gate” is one of these metaphysical territories Syona keeps exploring, connected to spirit, as much as to matter. In her painting, in an omnipresent desert, we see an iridescent Gate, mysterious portal towards another dimension. The Gate is ajar. In the economy of the picture, the Gate is horizontally central, but vertically shares the balance with a golden entity with white wings whooshing across the sky, very likely the archangel Gabriel, messenger of the Divine. Then, on the bottom-left quarter of the picture, there is a mat ochre building, dull in essence, with no identity of its own, raised in terraces. On the roof-terrace, three silhouettes dressed in red – colour of motherhood, love, passion and devotion, watch the passage of the archangel. Three mothers promised to the Divine; probably Maya (Buddha’s mother), Mary (Jesus’ mother) and Aminah (The Prophet’s mother). All three have said “yes” to God, thus being able to enter the Gate – Dvaar – Bawwaba…