In 2019 I started putting a very special question to several people, namely: »what is the meaning of life for you?«. I recorded their answer to this question and I also took a photo of the person, however only showing hands and body position without the face.
My art project is about how to present this person and its answer in a painting. For me the question I put to several people is a very important one. We all know this question but very seldom do we give an explicit answer to it. The question seems very burdensome, old-fashioned and charged, if not annoying -and we are not expecting someone asking us such questions.
In the work I present here I have searched for a purely pictorial expression of what I saw and what happened during the interview. I sort of painted my view of a photo I took working with egg tempera, pencils and pigments. I put a specific focus on the hands because hands for me have a very direct relation to the heart and to truth.