Einder (Horizon)

2007 - 2008

Oil on canvas

140 x 300 cm

When my mother was alive I never painted flowers for her. After her death, in 2007, I tried to paint the flowers on her grave. I wanted to paint a portrait of her without painting her. I was trying to paint something that had no end.
(MD 2021) 

The title comes from an Afrikaans poem by Elizabeth Eybers, in which the word “einder" suggests both “the end”, and a horizon one cannot reach.