left picture   back to the table   right picture  
  1984, Melancholy, Oil on canvas, 41cm*52cm  

Probably the secret of this image is the eye in the green head, that automatically prompts the observer to somehow pull
everything together. Without the eye, the image would appear to be lacking continuity in somewhat uninteresting, disjointed
colored surfaces. So you know what the head, what the torso and what of the trunk is, etc., etc., etc., and the impression
of a likeable, sad and somewhat helpless ‘Russeltieres’ (trunked animal) emerges, which is shown here in front of his dwelling.
I mean, this is how melancholy appears - or?