||1982, Upper and Underworld, Oil
on canvas, 54cm*40cm
The upper half of the picture shows the upper
world, the lower half the underworld. In the upper world it is
with fruit, fields and nesting birds - in the underworld one
needs artificial light in a house, since it is dark outside.
The house is carried by a sturdy figure, similar to the world
that is carried by Atlas. But caution, trouble is approaching:
A battering ram is on the way, to cause the carrier to fall, and
a dangerous insect already waits for its prey.