It all starts with The Fool.
In my version, the Fool is embracing the sun on top of a cliff, with her best friend, her dog, next to her. My Fool is painted abstractly, because this was the second painting I did in the series, and I thought that I wanted to paint abstractly. That’s going to change quickly.
When I painted her, I wanted to capture the exuberance of her. Of her silliness and courageousness in thinking that everything is possible, if you only take the risk.
Her dog symbolizes her instincts. This is an important part of the Fool. Instincts are what makes you act quickly, without thoughts muddling the whole thing.
The dog in the painting has more substance that the Fool herself. She is more gut feelings and action than thoughts. With a big dose of naiveté.
This is how I see the Fool: The whole world is calling her, and she is ready to jump right in.