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Deva Glow 1 - Rise of the Butterfly

18 November 1984, 11 x 7.5 cm, silk painting

The first painting is a symbol of the unfoldment of the soul.


Deva Glow 2 - The Butterfly Dance

18 November 1984, 12.5 x 10.5 cm, silk painting

The butterfly has started and enjoys flying towards the sky. The painting reminded me of pictures of Joan Míro or of Paul Klee. I loved the play of colours and the movements of the forms.


Deva Glow 3 - The Butterfly Flip

18 November 1984, 11.5 x 7.5 cm, silk painting

There is a quick movement of the central form like turning from the front to the backside, with intense colour contrasts.


Deva Glow 4 - The Butterfly's Joyous Flight 1

January 1985, 14 x 10.5 cm, silk painting

A floating upward colour movement in golden yellow on a dark blue background, just feel the floating lightness.


Deva Glow 5 - The Butterfly's Joyous Flight 2

January 1985, 10 x 8.5 cm, silk painting

Another floating experience of the butterfly.


Deva Glow 6 - Opening of the Inner Treasure

18 November 1984, 12.5 x 7.5 cm, silk painting

I knew that there is a treasure in the inner, and even if for a long time it lies hidden deep within, there is still some sleeping glow ready to be re-opened when the right moment comes.


Deva Glow 7 - The Inner Seed

18 November 1984, 9 x 7 cm, silk painting

The inner seed is like a hidden sun, ready to sprout and grow. But it has to wait for the right time.


Deva Glow 8 - Journey of the Sprout

11 November 1984, 10 x 7 cm, silk painting

The sprout starts moving; it is no longer static in the centre. Where does the journey lead to?


Deva Glow 9 - The One Becoming Two

January 1985, 14.5 x 7.5 cm, silk painting

Here you see the opening of the one sprout dividing into two to allow further growth to happen. A cell division is the basis of the growth of the human form, which slowly ripens and grows in the womb of the mother. A shell-like form is holding the two cells of light, surrounded by the blue waters of space.


Deva Glow 10 - Dividing and Joining

January 1985, 11 x 7.5 cm, silk painting

The two cells of light, thought seemingly separated, are linked to each other. They also remind of the sun reflecting in water or the soul reflecting in the personality.


Deva Glow 11 - Joyous Interaction

11 November 1984, 11 x 11 cm, silk painting

The two cells of light are floating in the ocean of blue and engaged in joyous interaction. Being two, you can start a conversation and enter into a flow of loving interchange which isn't possible when you are alone. Though seemingly separated, the two cells are united through their inter-relation.


Deva Glow 12 - Vital Movement

18 November 1984, 9.5 x 7.5 cm, silk painting

Though seemingly static in the centre, there is a fast movement of the cell of light, like riding on a horse. But where does its journey lead to?


Deva Glow 13 - Floating

18 November 1984, 10.5 x 9 cm, silk painting

They are like two cells of light floating through the waters of space rowing in a boat - planning through worlds of blue.


Deva Glow 14 - Gliding

January 1985, 40 x 29 cm, silk painting

The colourful journey reaches its centre; the spiralic movement comes to an open rest.


Deva Glow 15 - Entering

11 November 1984, 15.5 x 11 cm, silk painting

The boat is entering the harbour - warm lights are welcoming the travellers.


Deva Glow 16 - Night Rest

11 November 1984, 11 x 11 cm, silk painting, inks and gold colour

The boat has come back to the landing stage; it is night now. The travellers rest and wait for another morning.


Deva Glow 17 - Coming down from Heaven

January 1985, 16 x 10.5 cm, silk painting

An angel descends from heaven to earth, bringing blessings of light. Other angels are rejoicing.


Deva Glow 18 - The Red Angel

January 1985, 10 x 7 cm, silk painting

In his role as a guardian, the Red Angel keeps watch and is ready to protect when danger arises.


Deva Glow 19 - Light-Messenger of Hope in Times of Darkness

19 October 1984, 17.5 x 12 cm, silk painting

The Messenger is radiating light over the earth, spreading hope in times of darkness.


Deva Glow 20 - Light and Darkness

10 Oct ober1984, 9 x 10 cm, silk painting

This painting triggered the start of my new paintings and the publication of these Early Paintings.

In November 2009, I gave this painting to a young friend, and she wrote me a feedback. I wrote her: “This picture shows the fight between light and darkness.” She answered: “I don't see a fight, only transition.”

Her lines were very important for me. It was the first really profound feedback I got for my pictures. In the 80s and 90s, there was nearly no reaction to these paintings, and it seemed to me that they weren't understood by the few people to whom I showed them. I had to wait for19 years where I didn't paint, until this key experience unlocked the inner doors again.


Deva Glow 21 - Blessings of Light from the Cosmic Cross

19 October 1984, 24.5 x 16 cm, silk painting and gold colour

The theme of the Cosmic Cross had occupied me several times during the Early Paintings. Here the Light of the Spiritual Sun shines forth through the structure of the cross, manifesting itself from behind, from out of the background of night-blue.


Deva Glow 22 - Revelation

1985, 36 x 36 cm, silk painting and transparent glue on cardboard

This is the last one of the silk paintings. Angelic figures appear from out of a sphere of light. Their light concretizes and comes down into denser planes, where it becomes more variegated. Like this, we come down as souls in order to learn to orient in the dense spheres.


Dance of the Devas

16 February 1985, approx. 20 x 14 cm, crayons, fast glue and gold colour

Warm colours in joyous movement, Devas penetrating the different planes bring inspiration and upliftment.