Black and white painting

Slowly the old colours deserted the painting

until only black and white remained, the most elemental form of figuration

white shapes on a black canvas

symbolizing the death of the old

and the advent of harmonization and rebirth

the gates retaining all the water, all the true colours

will burst open, and your spirit will be flooded

with all the beauty and the power you have been deprived for so long

and colours will rush back to nurture the canvas