I started working on this small painting in 2009 while living in Japan. The starting point was an autumn scene of deep red-orange-brown leaves that I noticed somewhere in the park. I never quite like the composition nor the realistic rendering of nature parts. I put the painting aside and repainted it many times. Later, I added three mirror pieces, simplified the composition and removed all realistic shapes.
Recently, I rediscovered the painting again and this time I knew how to finish it: deep ultramarine tissue papers as well as cool metallic sheets were added to enhance the color scheme and overall composition.
‘The three mirrors’, completed in November 2013 was inspired by nature far away and long time ago. Although abstract in style, it is in fact a painting about my family. We are the three mirrors.
'The painter who draws merely by practice and by eye, without any reason, is like a mirror which copies every thing placed in front of it without being conscious of their existence.’
Leonardo da Vinci
'Poetry looking in the mirror sees art, and art looking in a mirror sings poetry.’
Aberjhani, Illuminated corners;collected essays and articles,Vol.I.