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Mirror

Digital art, 2022, 40×30 cm

Description of the artwork «Mirror»

What do we see every time we look in the mirror? Our reflection. That is the point of this painting.
But why is there a pawn in the reflection?

Peshka - the weakest chess piece and the main unit of measurement of chess material.
When a pawn reaches the farthest horizon from its starting position, it must be replaced, at the player's choice, by a queen, rook, bishop, or knight of "his" color; this replacement of a pawn with another piece is called a "transformation.

Let us imagine that our world is a chessboard. It seems to me that initially each of us is a pawn in any case. Let me note: there is nothing humiliating or shameful in this, because, according to F. Philidor, the pawn is "the soul of the chess game", it is the structure of the pawn arrangement that determines the strategic pattern of the game. This is only the beginning, the starting point of each person's personal development. And only in the course of long and persistent work on oneself can the "transformation" that was mentioned above take place.
But there is an important nuance: we can understand that we are endowed with the will and freedom of choice, we can develop as we want and everything is in our hands, but only God can "turn" us into another piece. He is the main player in this chess game! The decision is always up to him: to leave us as pawns or to replace us with another piece, depending on whether we deserve it or not.
I think it is important to learn to take responsibility for your life, to work tirelessly on yourself, but at the same time to realize that you are a figure in the hands of God. Respect him, thank him, and follow the path he has laid out, with his help!

The heart depicted inside the "head" is the embodiment of love. As a reminder that we should listen more to the heart and follow its call, in spite of the selfishness in the soul and the imposed hatred from the outside.
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Art form: Digital art

Style of art: Symbolism

Materials: Canvas, Acrylic

Date of creation: 2022

Size: 40×30 cm

Location: Ms.Mariana