(Magic of the Sun)
The sun, “the symbol of mortals’ eternal
yearning for warmth and light” (B. Pilz), has not lost its magic
in spite of scientific insight.
Children’s early paintings usually depict the sun up in a corner.
It dominates. Often thin-lipped, with big eyes and wiggly rays of light,
it is always a good star.
My pictures and leaves on the sun are characterized by mythology and
scientific insight. The beauty of the heavenly body is praised, the
appearance described, it becomes prosaic through homage.
Or alternatively it displays its omnipotence: turbulent, protuberances
reaching into space, frightening powers. The red fireball is eerily
However, anthropomorphism dominates. The sun equals mortals in its expression.
It beams, smiles, is tired, wary and self-destructive in its anger.
The distant heavenly body and ancient symbol draws nigh.