The first paintings began as backgrounds for my photographs.
Little by little they gained their independence. The only thing I needed to do was to follow them on their path. That is to keep working.
As I learned, later on, Jung had noticed that many of his patients would create mandalas- the symmetrical designs done by Buddhist monks- when in crisis. An unconscious act of the psyche when in the midst of chaos, in order to reorganize itself.
This described exactly what I had unconsciously been doing. My world had been shaken up and my psyche was trying to find some new order. This is how these works began and evolved, allowing me a glimpse of the shape of my world.