„Since I know me I loved the night ... for the unnatural silence that takes hold of the world...for the mystery hidden in the darkness that envelops you protective ... because only in contrast to darkness, the light reveals its full splendor.
In the night walks on the deserted streets of Bucharest I always felt fascinated by the enlightened windows of the mansions and I was trying to imagine how the life of those who lived there was. Even the stars seemed to me like a window and I would have wanted to be among them.
In the middle of nature, the atmosphere is really hypnotic. I felt this in a fishing trip on the pond, in a summer night illuminated only by the moon and the stars.
The early tranquility of the geological age gave me the feeling that I was the only human being on the planet. The sky was reflecting itself into the dark water mirror that was shivering with sparkles under the gentle breath of the wind,giving the impression of a portal to a parallel universe.
I stared at the forest of sleeping shadows, gently leaning over the pond, and there was so much peace that I did not dare to take any further steps of fear not to spoil the spell.
In the mysterious flickering of the blazing fire beside the fishing spot, the reverie enveloped me. A wisper passed aside, like the thrill of a beating of wings, and I felt a lack of something indefinite ... a longing for life ... a longing for flight.
But ... when you go fishing at night you can not know what you're going to catch. It's possible to be caught ... or encircled ... by the magic of the night or by a good sleep.
Facing the stars, in a total confusion of space-time coordinates, the soul took its flight to Hypnos's land and fell asleep like a log.
I do not remember what kind of fish I caught ... if I caught something. I just know that sleep caught me ..and that night gave me an unforgettable memory which I have tried to transpose into this artwork."
This artwork comes from the "Paradise Lost"Collection.
Now is available in the creator's workshop.
Technique - Oil - cardboard 30 x 40 cm.(With frame 36 x 46 cm)
Finished in year 2018
Author - Stoian Andrei Stefan
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