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  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 bright,
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.