Inscribed within a circle in the painting
“Ophthalmos” are the elements of yin and yang,
represented in the form of a man and a woman.
These imaginative figures are composed of and
surrounded by the natural environment--seas,
rivers, lakes, mountains, air and sun. For
mankind it is essential to be responsible for our
environment, one which is dependent on our
maintenance and one which maintains us as
well...a sort of yin and yang. The eye at the
center of the painting calls for vigilance and
awareness and symbolizes the collective human
conscience. It is strategically positioned behind
the female's head, for it is the female sensibility
that tends to be more nurturing and caring.
Surrounding this thematic circle are long
mushroom-like trees, the environmental
trademark of the artist, symbolizing the earth's
long time span and the various stages in the
dramatic evolution of physis, or nature.