Gabriel Says: Atumn, Feathers On A Stool

Gabriel Says: Atumn, Feathers On A Stool


…’in’ word the road…
… hearing ‘from’ is the key …
…’to’ the chemistry …
… blown in, blown within…
… carried out, propagated…
… raised in, well raised…
… related, elated …


acrylic on linenaluminum frame195 x 210 cm2012 - 2015

an orchestra’s ‘journey of discovery’ to its roots and its identity

Spread Your Wings 3/3

Atumn refers to the German ‘Atem’ which means breath, as well as to the English ‘autumn’ meaning fall. It also refers to the Egyptian god Atum. In ancient Egyptian, Atum or Atoem, means being, the all or the nothing.

Breath is essential to life and essential for making wind music. It represents duality: to inhale and to exhale.
The dropping of the leaves represents the fall, a period of recollection which is necessary in order to arrive at a new spring.

The painting shows the image of leaves, which are, however, also the feathers of wings. The color orange refers to creativity, the color blue to clear communication. Since Gabriel is the bearer of the message, he is closely associated with the communication theme.