The painting Sehnsucht, in the Midst depicts the moment of contradictory feelings and potential outcomes before one takes action. The figure is caught in between, grasping the arid rocks, looking toward a thriving green world, despite the psychological hold the central black void has on the figure as she seems to merge into it.
Sehnsucht embodies this feeling for me. With the destruction of our natural world, it is easy to feel despair. Yet at times we find the courage to remain keenly awake to this dark reality and simultaneously dream of a better coexistence with nature. Individual visions of our destination are personal, but their presence in our collective minds propels us forcefully toward a new world.