Gry was painted during a few weeks in September 2018, when I came back to Sweden after three years abroad.
It depicts symbols for the awakening of consciousness. The crystals of primordial order. The Buddha, true knowledge embodied. Psychadelic mushrooms, hints to a mind outside the limited self. The cave itself is also symbolic: The cave of Plato which most people do not dare exit. The cave to which the hermit or spiritual seeker retreats to, until Truth is revealed. I want the viewer to ask him or herself: where is the cave? Is it inside or outside the observer itself? Could it be that the cave itself actually is part of the observer? Or does the observer exist at all?
Materials used are ink brush, pencil, color pencil, crayon, pastel and acrylic.