This is the painting titled ”The old woman and the pink flowers”. It’s one of the paintings of the picture book ”The window of the universe”. I added a caption of the painting in my exhibition and I’d like to share it with you.
I have seen this old woman in town many times. She pulls a big cart and picks up plastic bottles, cardboards and other stuff to sell it for money.
I felt the motivation to draw her as always. I got a strong impression of her. Sometimes, when I gave her a tip, I was surprised that she was quite cheerful and spoke with a strong voice. There is not only this old woman but also other men, women and children who do the same thing.
In the painting I replaced the trash with pink flowers. It may be a fantasy, but also a replacement that can be done in the realm of the art. It’s an image which came to my mind – or it may be a wish of mine.