Tale of Letting Go

Tale of letting go is focusing on our wishes and dreams as well as our fears which were implemented to us by others while we were ignoring our own deeply buried desires and running away from them. To be able to accept these, we must first unlearn all of these and take the steps to heal ourselves to become our own true selves.

In the 3D painting, a steamy hamam like environment is used to illustrate a place of letting go. We see a chained figure sitting on a head sculpture while he is holding onto two other figures in the middle. The chinese head scan is representing knowledge as the old chinese Tao poem used in a glass panel in the painting. The figures on his sides can be understood as people or mentalities who he could not let go. One being strong and the other one being suffering due to the attachment.

The water coming from the crying sculpture is being transformed into the other two figures holding the lights in their hands which is showing the process of healing. First pain, transformation and hope.

He who stands on tiptoe, doesn’t stand firm.
He who rushes ahead doesn’t go far.
He who tries to shine dims his own light.
He who defines himself can’t know who he really is.
He who has power over others can’t empower himself.
He who clings to his work will create nothing that endures.
If you want to accord with the Tao,
just do your job, then let go.
(poem from Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching)