One Flew over the Wasp's Nest
OIL ON CANVAS. ORIGINAL SIZE 20x20 in
- Many scientists and philosophers regard the universe as consisting of an infinite number of worlds placed one inside the other like a Russian matryoshka doll.
- Each world is arranged like ours: there are fields and towns, people and animals, the sun and the stars.
- Some people think that by going a "turn" deeper within the inner helix we can discover the best of all worlds.
Peering down the coils of the wasp's nest, reveals an idyllic scene: the seashore,
trees and shrubs, a family and a kite soaring above them. Maybe we have
reached the limit of immersion, and this particular world is the best of all?«eware there is a contrast between the harmony and peace of the scene and
the outside world. A huge striped insect is looming threateningly over the nest
as a symbol of potential external danger.
For many, the painting's title will be a reminder of the book and award winning
film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
. This portrait of the isolated world of life
in a psychiatric hospital revealed how the head nurse maintained order by
watching over the ward in anticipation of picking the next victim to ensure her
control. As in the wasp's nest, life on the inside was a stark comparison to life
on the outside.