"I never really plan to the end what kind of an art work I'm gonna do.
If you create something, some things also happen by chance.
I really enjoy it to stand in front of a white canvas and not to know how exactly it's gonna look in the end.
With lot's of colors around, I get focused, concentrated and make the first decisions. With the work on the background and with the reflection of colors the painting get some direction leaded by thoughts that are crossing my mind.
For my painting 'Tomorrow' are the following thoughts:
A Fisherman's life. When I worked on my painting 'Tomorrow' I thought about Familystories that I heard in my childhood about a fisherman, who was supposed to be my grandgrandgrandfather. I imagined how he stood on the beach, preparing the nets before he went out with other men to the sea. They didn't know what this trip will bring to them, even not if all of them would come back alive. He couldn't swim like most of them and that's also the reason why he died. They found him on the beach thrown back from the sea and his wife ran to him as her daughter, my grandgrandma who told me about it. So I stand in front of my canvas and I see these nets as a metapher for their hopes, their needs, their work, their losts and after all the question: What will be tomorrow?
From this mind travel I created my painting. I chose a shabby brown and lighted it up with white on some spots. On my background I sticked some netty material and painted over it until it had an abstract shape of a tent, a house, something in which you are covered. By the perspective you cannot understand if it stand, fall or fly. The net goes down to the ground and up from the ground. WHat a catch it will bring home, you can never know. I titeled it: Tomorrow."
-written by Caroline Warluks-
Caro Berliner Art