The Red Scarf

The Red Scarf was inspired by many books,

but greatly enriched by the book

UNTOUCHED by Mariana Caplan.

The question is - what are we becoming?

Where is our society leading us to?

Maria was a woman of Flesh & Blood, is an

ode to what we have as potential - what lies

truly in our souls.

I do not believe that the average human

being is created to be violent or anti-social.

I believe that our society creates the

"monster".

Our whole system does not aim for social

integration any longer. When we read a

book like Jean Liedloff's CONTINUUM

CONCEPT, we can see the difference

between typical Western society, and the

way God meant for us to live in harmony.

I have seen and experienced several kinds

of abuse such as sexism, racism, family

violence, substance abuse, etc, and after

studying various stituations, I think and

feel, that the problem stems from one

major source - the lack of society to respect

the individual and its desperate need for a

strong loving, bonding family system!

The problems will get worse, if we do not

stop and listen to our needs for genuine

love. The strong need for genuine love,

most people try and substitute with

materialism, alcoholism and abuse towards

others. We need a society, which values life,

realizes its greatness, and actually tries to

do something as a joint venture, to obtain

spiritual sustainability!

Starting with "love schools", there are

many, many Souls who need to realize that

love is the only answer . . so many Souls do

not love themselves, and are thus unable to

appreciate the value of their essence!

The Red Scar(f) is symbolic of the warning

colour red . . . but the word SCAR if also so

beautifully hidden in it…

It is obvious that we are moving into

dangerous times now - the less we love

ourselves, the more loveless our society will

become.

Maria was a Woman of Flesh & Blood 1998 Australia,  Renovated in Germany 2017 Acrylic on Canvas, App. 110 x 137cms 9000 Euros  The mother of God was human!!  It means to me that we all have the potential  to grow into GREAT beings in this lifetime!  It means to me that we all have great potentail,  that we ALL have what it takes to advance on the  path to Love and Universal understanding. …but  think a little further.. think of what you, as a woman,  can give the child you are bearing in your body! I am convinced, that the manner in HOW your LOVE your parents, your Family-Love-Culture, becomes the Culture in which you are connected to  Source/God. If it is a gentle, loving, kind, spiritually sustainable CONSCIOUS culture, you will have an amazing connection to the DIVINE: IF NOT? You will remain searching for something to „fill you“… German language has a word for addcition: Sucht. It can also mean „suche“ - search. What is a Man?  Germany 1999, Acrylic on Canvas  App. 90 x 140cms 7800 Euros  The pose is challenging, and yet,  the body is vulnerable.  In South Africa, a woman or a child  was raped EVERY 28 seconds!!  The respect for women worldwide,  needs to be redefined…  You can judge a „civilisation“, by how it treats its Women, Children &  Nature/ Environment What is YOUR perception of "manliness"? My Body is Me  Germany 1999, Acrylic on Canvas  App. 76 x 90cms  An "ANTI-MEDIA" pose,  revealing the most vulnerable and  beautiful part of a woman's body: her belly and chest  - the MOST sacred part -  the giver and nurturer of Life. What is Love?  2000 South Africa & Germany,  Acrylic on Canvas,  App. 100 x 120cms  A couple terrified of the "mistake" of intimacy. . .making a mistake in their natural  inclinations and if they do, would they still be accepted, would they still be good  enough to love? Shows the akwardness of society's perceptions on love making . . .  our UNBELIEVABLE fear of getting intimate, for it would show our Souls and who we  are, and destroy our walls for a second or more…. Think of Shame  2000 South Africa & Germany, Acrylic on Canvas,  App.: 47 x 90cms 1700 Euros  The girl trusts her „uncle...“ He lives in in his own sad, selfish,  lonely cocoon. He sees her as a woman.  His ego refuses to ackowledge respect or her Sacred Trust she places in him. After the abuse of Faith and temple,  she believes it to be her fault… ALL Women are made the SAME way...  Germany 2000,  Renovated 2017 Acrylic on Canvas ,  App. 94 x 100cms 6500Euros  They are, aren't they? Mother's Body  Germany 1999,  Renovated 2017 Acrylic on Canvas  App. 90 x 135cms 8500 Euros  Painting this I thought of how  wonderfully M. Caplan described  the woman's body, how it needs  to be stroked and loved so that it  & its spirit can flourish!  The Red Scarf in all the paintings: The Red Scarf if a metaphor for  our scars…  The scarf is sometimes used to  hide our feelings, our vulnerabilities,  our instincts, our passions,  our TRUE NATURE and our Souls,  which automatically die when we  disregard the wisdom of the  human body!  An Ode to the Grand-Mother  Germany 2018,  Acrylic on Canvas ,  App. 98 x 128cms   Briefly exhibited here, i have decided  to rather FIRST translate its meaning,  before I publicly exhibit her… By doing so, I have discovered that hearing & listening to these amazing  „translations“, i.e. Life Stories, Inspirations & Memories, my Ode has become so MUCH more!  Our „cultures“ would never have  evolved without these amazing  individuals! An Ode to GrandMother Earth.  Germany 2018,  Acrylic on Canvas ,  App. 98 x 128cms   What would we be without her…? We have lost so MUCH touch with her,  and ourselves…