I want to dedicate this tapisserie to Spinoza. A Dutch philosopher in the 17th century. He distances himself from fixed ideas and religious traditions.
For Spinoza, God and nature are two names for the same reality.
He speaks out for democracy and points to the great importance of principled tolerance and freedom of expression.
His ideas were new and daring at the time, but even now the freedom to be who you are is not self-evident. In my opinion, everything starts with self-knowledge. Who are you really among your self-formed ideas?
His next statement inspired me to this tapestry.
~ The more clearly you understand yourself and your emotions, the more you become a lover of what is.~.
Artwork Size: 220 x 240 cm . Material wool, silk, handdyed and felted