Matrix of Love
OIL ON CANVAS. ORIGINAL SIZE 57x57 in

Carl Linnaeus wrote his famous, "Systems of the World," classifying the natural world species, still in use today. Before 1705, the natural world dwelled in the chaotic multiplicity of discovered species. Similarly, and like human relationships, love aspects needed to be put on their own shelf. A matrix is a set of distinctive features and attributes that defines
the object itself. Matrix of Love is multiple manifestations of love, scrutinized by the artist (through the eye), creating a story of love. It is a story of happy "moments" of love, its passion and stability, its mutual enrichment, the long duration of love letters exchanged and shortness of the most precious moments we wish would last forever. It is the "morning" of love and the "evening." It is the "spring" and "fall"....

  • Love is born in the dark isolation of the earth in the Amaryllis bulb, only to show colors of passion to the world in the magnificent flowers.
  • Women and men both have to find their own Key of Passion. There are many, many things that could be said about "matching the key with the lock"...
  • The fruit of love The Walnut of Eden, is in an enclosed space; a nutshell, a metaphor of paradise. "Eden" means "garden," the protected space where Adam and Eve lived.
  • Love is clothed in celebration and romance. Toasting To Our Time Together is customary when wishing each other moral and physical health.
  • The Red Purse is a symbol of unification and the accumulation of fortune, both material and spiritual.
  • The reflection of the two figures in the golden pendulum symbolizes the Stopped Moment. "Freeze the moment," said W. Goethe in one ccc of his poems. The Golden Age in the Roman Empire was a time of love, extracted from the regular calendar.
  • The double spiral conch Shell symbolizes passionate love; sexual attraction imprinted into the "double spiral" of men and women's chromosomes.
  • The unity of two in one: the outline of the scissors resembles the ancient Greek "androgen" symbol denoting the unification of man and woman, Always Together. According to myth, Zeus split the androgen in two halves. Ever since, men and women have been looking for "the other half."
  • Being enlightened and inspired by love is symbolized by the Morning Blossom.
  • The new flower sprout appearing in the Garden of Eden is symbolic of the genetic pattern and a new generation growing out of the "unity of hearts."
  • Hula Hoops are rings, and the intertwining of golden rings is a tradition and a ceremony of engagement. Love is a dance …
  • Nostalgic golden leaves performing a Love Confession to each other are a metaphor of undying love.