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15. We have landed
Femininity as a spaceship

Picture information:
127cm x 92cm, oil on canvas

The story:
This picture, developed at the same time as "Buttons Up", presents the Grand Snail as a spaceship. The title gives an indication of this interrelation. However at the time of painting it, I did not yet have such a clear and obvious view of female sexuality. It was intended that the red/pink coloured points of the space capsule should be tongues (similar to the Rolling stones tongue trademark), craving to land or dock.

Today I would be delighted if I had in fact painted that because the described clarity would have saved me many explanations. So this picture is a bit of an outsider, although nonetheless successful.

We have landed

I have positioned very warm fixed points on a smooth green surface, thereby creating a contrast between cold and warmth which expresses eroticism. This motive was very important on the route to awareness.
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