‘When language was not transcendental enough to complete the meaning of a revelation, symbols were relied upon for heavenly teaching, and familiar images, chosen from the known, were made to mirror the unknown truth.’ Hunt
My artist name is Aurora, named after the Goddess of Light, the Bringer of Dawn after the dark night of the soul. Goddess Aurora shines her Light and drives away the darkness, both internal and external. She is the giver of light to mankind. She inspires new beginnings. This encompasses what I wish to realize with my work; to shed light unto dark places, to enlighten the unknowing, and to conquer evil with love and light, so a new dawn of peace may begin for all..
True Angels leave early
When my husband Harald passed away from cancer, I was utterly devastated. My grief, mental suffering, mourning and sense of loss were so colossal I broke down. My misery was never-ending. I did talk with my loved ones, but every conversation left me wanting as words just fell short. They were so unbearably insufficient, that I had to find another way of expressing myself. I needed to let my feelings out or be swallowed up whole. Suddenly images just sprung to life in my head, the representations of my heart wrenching memories. This is how I found painting. My art became a refuge.
Amor vincit omnia
All my art works are oil paint on canvas. The images are in the tradition of magical realism with lots of symbolism and the traditional techniques of the Dutch masters of old. It is a direction in art in which an attempt is made to connect this reality to a higher reality, so hallucinatory images or dream effects occur. When I sorted out my work, I felt that the paintings’ content was linked. When I hung them together an immediate resonance sounded between them. Thus, so together they are quite different than when you see them individually or in small groups. Together they are a symphony; they tell my life story in pictures, color and emotion. They display our complete love story in all its aspects. And even beyond that; they are universal and tell the love story of humanity at large, like Fairytales do.
Furthermore, I’m writing a spiritual memoir and presiding over Stichting De Mussen Toevlucht, a charity that preserves an endangered bird-species in the Netherlands.
Two full moons ago