GAMES OF THE SOUL

The 2nd part of my TRILOGY ABOUT SOUL has the title GAMES OF THE SOUL and it is a series of 17 paintings supported by poems I wrote for each one of them. They represent the first awakenings of Princess Psyche's soul and its journeys through the winding, endless rivers of human emotions, after she overcame Venus' trials to win back her husband Eros, according to the ancient Greek myth of  EROS & PSYCHE.

 

GAMES OF THE SOUL is the continuation of my Dissertation video art piece CHAOS & PSYCHE, completed in Boston, in 1992. 

 

It focuses not only on the new perspective of self-esteem, self-trust, and self-worth that a woman could have after a strong crisis in her life but also, on the internal balance and harmony she gains after that change, as she finally finds the insight to see life like a child again.

 

Every picture suggests its own progression, with no obvious destination, leading the viewer gently in many directions to explore the feelings of the soul.

Each visual trip is like a playful game that is completely free from the boundaries of rules. You are invited to jump inside, live in it, improvise, free your inner feelings and experience them with the unspoiled eyes of a child.

 

These paintings can release the restrictions of the soul to open up a new joyful exposure to life for those who dare to love her/himself and all of their existence!

 

GAMES OF THE SOUL is the visual research on a subject that is without visible form but exists inside a place which only the soul can create.

 

It is dedicated to all contemporary women of the world who fight for their self-acceptance, self-love, self-identity, and who find the strength finally to trust their intuition. 

                                                                 

 

The Gallery

EMERGENCE OF NEW EMOTIONS.

1m x 1,5m, Acrylics on canvas.

WAVES OF SURPRISE.

1m x 1,5m, Acrylics on canvas.

IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.

1m x 1,5m, Acrylics on canvas.

PENETRATION.

1m x 1,5m, Acrylics on canvas.

FENCES THAT ONLY WATER ERASES.

1m x 1,5m, Acrylics on canvas.

THE WHIRL OF JOY.

1m x 1,5m, Acrylics on canvas.

THE GLASSES OF CHANGE.

Acrylics on canvas,

0,50m x 0,50m.

EMERGENCE OF NEW EMOTIONS

 

WHILE YOU REACH OUT TOWARDS THE WAY OF LIGHT

ONLY NEW BEAUTIES WOULD FIND

INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF YOU.

 

LIKE AN ENDLESS HUG

YOUR HEART BECOMES THEN,

AND,

SMILES LIKE WHIRLING WATERS

THE HANDS THAT HELP YOU CONSCIOUSLY.

 

AND HAPPINESS IS SO HUGE!

 

SLOWLY - SLOWLY THE SPARKLE OF YOUR SOUL

COMES TO EMERGE

WHICH IS CLEAR

LIKE A DIAMOND FROM CRYSTAL WATER.

 

LET YOURSELF LIVE FULLY THE EXPERIENCE

OF THE NEW EMERGING EMOTIONS.

WAVES OF SURPRISE

 

LIKE A PLAYFUL WAVE

JOY COMES YOUR WAY.

 

IT ROLLS LIKE A BALL OVER YOU

LIFTS YOU UP TO THE LIGHT

AND WHIRLS WITH YOU EAGERLY

IN THE SOUNDS OF LOVE.

 

LIVE IN THOSE WAVES AND ADMIRE THEM.

 

ARE ALL BOUND TOGETHER ELEMENTS

TOWARDS CREATIVITY.

THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

 

MAKE A DIVE INTO THIS WONDERFUL

BLUE OCEAN

 

AND YOU WILL NOT ONLY OFFER YOURSELF

THE EXPERIENCE OF THE VALUABLE TREASURE OF YOUR SOUL

THAT YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE COMPLETELY DISCOVERED YET,

 

BUT ALSO THE UNIQUE TOUCH WITH THE MOST TENDER,

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SIDE OF YOURSELF:

 

THE LITTLE CHILD IS HIDDEN INSIDE OF YOU.

 

YOU MAY SOON UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH

THIS CHILD NEEDS YOU.

PENETRATION

 

IT'S A KIND OF PROTECTION

TO LIVE IN A SHELL.

IT'S A KIND OF SECURITY TO MOVE ONLY

INTO THE MICROCOSM OF AN EMBRYO.

 

BUT IF YOU STAY THERE YOU WILL WALK ALONE.

 

IS THAT WHAT YOU REALLY WANT?

 

THE ANSWER IS INSIDE OF YOU.

NEXT TO THE DRILLS OF YOUR OWN TRUTH

THE BEST ALLY TO DISOLVE THE SHELL OF YOUR LONELINESS

THAT MADE YOU IMMOBILIZED.

FENCES THAT ONLY WATER ERASES

 

FENCES ARE THE RESTRAINTS OF THE SOUL

AND THE MISTAKEN CONVICTIONS OF THE PAST

SOME OTHERS OFFERED YOU

LIKE NEGATIVE PRESENTS

FOR YOUR UNFOLDING.

 

DISOLVE ALL THOSE OLD RED PATTERNS IN WATER.

 

MAKE EVERYTHING OUT OF YOU TO DISAPPEAR.

YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN CREATE YOUR LIFE.

THE WHIRL OF JOY

 

ENORMOUS WAVE OF SURPRISE AND MAGIC

THE CHANGE OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS,

 

TAKES YOU WILLINGLY INTO SOME OTHER MOVEMENTS!

 

DANCE THAT CHANGE

LIKE AN ANGEL OF LOVE

WHO OVERCAME DARKNESS AND CELEBRATES IT!

 

BE CUPID WHO FINDS FINALLY

HIS REALLY LOVING PSYCHE!

THE GLASSES OF CHANGE

 

WHEN YOU PUT THEM ON,

A WONDERFUL NEW WORLD

WILL APPEAR

THAT YOU HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE!

 

TRY TO LOOK AT THE WORLD THROUGH

THE GLASSES OF LOVE!

LIGHT SHOWS THE WAY

 

A BUNCH OF FLOATING FLOWERS IS THE UNIVERSE

AND ITS COLORS HAVE NO END.

 

TRAVEL IN AS A PART OF IT;

FEEL THE JOY AND LET IT BE.

 

THERE IS NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF.

 

THE LIGHT OF THE DIVINE WILL ALWAYS

SHOW YOU THE WAY.

LIGHT SHOWS THE WAY.

1m x 1,5m, Acrylics on canvas.

LILAK OCEAN.

0,60m x 0,80m, Acrylics on canvas.

LILAK OCEAN

 

PALE LILAK -THE COLOR OF THE SPIRIT-

IS THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SOUL.

 

WITH STARS AND SPERMATOZOAS

OF ANOTHER DIMENSION HAS BEEN MADE OF

AND IS READY TO SHINE.

 

ONLY WITH THE EYES OF A CHILD

YOU CAN SEE IT…

 

WEAVE YOUR SPIRITUAL EMERGENCE

LIKE A GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE LILAK OCEAN.

GAMES OF THE SOUL.

1m x 3m, Acrylics on canvas.

FLOWERS TRANSFORMED BY LIGHT

 

LIKE A WILD OLIVE TREE

LIFT UP THE FLOWERS OF YOUR SOUL

FROM LIGHT.

 

MARRY THEM WITH THE MOON

AND SEND THEM AS A GIFT TO THE SKY,

 

FAITHFUL ANGELS TO BE YOUR FINAL DECISION

TO CONNECT WITH THE DIVINE.

 

THIS IS THE SPRING OF YOURS,

IT IS WORTH CELEBRATING EVERY MINUTE OF IT.

FLOWERS TRANSFORMED BY LIGHT.

1m x 1,5m, Acrylics on canvas.

FLOWERS FROM THE DARK.

1m x 1,5m, Acrylics on canvas.

FLOWERS FROM THE DARK

 

YOU CAN ONLY FIND THE LIGHT

THROUGH THE DARK.

 

AND YOUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

THROUGH THE TENSION OF THE MOTION.

 

FINALLY, WHEN YOU SUCCEED TO TOUCH

THE PART OF YOUR SOUL

WHICH GIVES YOU HAPPINESS,

 

SOME EXTRAORDINARY FLOWERS

WILL COME TO LEAD THE REST OF YOUR WAY.

 

WHY DON'T YOU TRANSFORM THEM AS

"TALISMANS OF SELF ESTEEM"?

PINK SENSATION

 

FIND THE TRANSPARENT BALL INTO THE PINK

 

A GAME IS YOUR SOUL

AND YOU THE ONLY PLAYER.

 

LIVE WITH YOUR SOUL INSTEAD OF PLAYING!

PINK SENSATIONS.

1m x 1m, Acrylics on canvas.

GREEN SENSATION

 

GREEN IS THE COLOR OF HOPE.

 

THERE IS A WAY OUT IN THE PICTURE

AND A DIAPASON LIKE HORSESHOE

TO BRING YOU LUCK.

 

FIND ALL THOSE INTO YOUR LIFE AS WELL!

GREEN SENSATIONS.

1m x 1m, Acrylics on canvas.

BOUQUET IN THE WATER.

0,50m x 0,50m,

Acrylics on canvas.

BOUQUET ON THE WATER

 

THE ONE WHO PUT IT ON THE WATER

FOR YOU TO FIND…

 

SENDS YOU THE MESSAGE THAT SOON

YOU WILL BE A BRIDE.

 

VERY SOON, YOU WILL WELCOME

A GREAT CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE!

GENESIS

 

THERE, THAT RAYS CREATE IN THEIR EXTENSION

A TRIUMPHANT CROSS

AND THE EGG MEETS THE SPERMATOZOON,

 

THERE, THAT LIGHT MEETS LIGHT,

THERE

STARTS GENESIS, THE BRIGHT CREATION.

 

THE UNIVERSE IS WAITING FOR YOU…

 

FOLLOW YOUR INTERNAL VOICE

TO FIND THE WAY OF YOUR OWN LIFE!

GENESIS.

1m x 1,5m, Acrylics on canvas.

SOUL BALANCE.

1m x 1,5m, Acrylics on canvas.

SOUL BALANCE

 

IN THE ART OF "IKEBANA"

THERE ARE THREE ELEMENTS

WHICH SYMBOLIZE HARMONY IN THE UNIVERSE.

 

THESE ARE THE THREE INVIOLABLE PRESUPPOSITIONS

ABOVE, IN THE MIDDLE AND BELOW

FOR THE WISDOM OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE COSMOS

WHICH CORRESPOND TO

THE SKY, THE EARTH, AND THE HUMAN BEING.

 

THOSE THREE ELEMENTS

ARE ENCLOSED IN AN INTELLIGIBLE TRIANGLE

WHICH TOUCHES HARMONY.

 

AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS

YOU WON'T BE ONLY A DIVER IN THE ETERNAL

BLUE SKY,

BUT ALSO INTO THE CRYSTAL WATERFALLS

OF THE SPIRITUAL IMMORTALITY.

 

 

Fine Art Paintings for Transformation and Wellbeing.

© 2020, Texts, Video, Poems, Paintings & Images, by Lila Koufopoulou.

 

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