We Will be Together
OIL ON CANVAS. ORIGINAL SIZE 16.5x18 in
- The central idea in this painting is the full cup of life.
- Such fulfillment can be achieved through the happiness between man and woman.
This fullness of life and immersion in it – in the
traditional "wishing you happiness" gesture –
appears in wine glasses raised and well wishes
given. Here, that symbolic cup of life also is
presented by nature in the form of the primeval
ocean and surrounding landscape. The base
of this cup of life and the axis of the painting is
the road that a man and woman travel together
to arrive at mutual understanding. The road
acts like a thermometer gauging their desire.
The car traveling this road marks the height of
their mercurial passion for each other. As the
car ascends toward the sea, their passion for
each other rises ever higher.
There is a lotus flower down at the lovers' feet.
This common symbol has multiple meanings
in Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Egyptian
traditions. Opening at dawn and closing at
dusk, the lotus is an embodiment of the revival
of the sun, renewal of love, return of youth, and